In short, a mix of knowledge that will turn these profiles into more dynamic and versatile professionals, which will benefit not only the industry directly associated with the energy transition and its development, but also the local and regional networks, which will see a higher qualification of the available job offer.
Among other things, this higher qualification will be due to another of the major impacts that the energy transition is expected to have on its environment. Specifically, we are talking about the digitalization and technological evolution that is expected to accelerate the development of those sectors linked to the energy transition, which are expected to be one of the cornerstones in the implementation of new models based on the so-called "Industry 4.0".
Indeed, the development of new technologies and energy vectors such as the already mentioned batteries, hydrogen, thermal solutions... are from their first steps benefiting from the use of analytical solutions, robotics, artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things. All of them, platforms and tools that represent a "qualitative leap" compared to the way of doing things until now. Hence, the deployment of sectors linked to the energy transition means, in itself, contributing to the push and expansion of these new approaches to the industrial fabric where they are developed.
OTHER EFFECTS ON CITIZENS´ DAILY LIVES
So far, we have listed the economic and industrial impacts expected from the energy transition. However, the strategic value of this commitment goes beyond these benefits, which reinforces its positioning within the roadmaps of different countries and regions.
One of its clearest impacts is on the health of humanity itself. According to the World Health Organization, global warming will cause more than 250,000 deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, due to effects such as rising temperatures, extreme weather or the existence of pollutants in the atmosphere and infectious vectors (such as food or water). Hence the critical importance of slowing down this warming through approaches such as the energy transition, which seeks to reduce this warming and its possible effects as much as possible, if not to avoid it.
Other expected benefits are also associated with social and demographic variables. For example, the promotion of energy efficiency in homes is expected to help especially those with lower incomes, thanks to the savings that can be made in proportional terms in electricity and heating. In this sense, studies such as the one included in the aforementioned PNIEC (based on data from the Basque Centre for Climate Change) confirm this potential benefit.
In addition, it must be taken into account that the energy matrix foreseen with this transition model will require the development of infrastructures and projects in different locations, which in many cases are far from large urban centers. This situation represents an opportunity to respond to the demographic challenge faced by many States and regions, by developing new sources of activity and income in areas with a higher rate of depopulation.
These are just some of the major benefits that the energy transition is expected to bring in the future. Hence, its role goes beyond the much-desired sustainability and reduction of the environmental footprint, becoming an indispensable milestone to be reached by all governments and agents who want to continue leading the world of tomorrow. This is also the reason for the "competition" that in many cases is beginning to take place between countries or companies in this race through major announcements and investment plans.
If you want to know more about how CIC energiGUNE seeks to contribute to this transition, we invite you to dive into our website, where you can find details of our activity, as well as ways to collaborate with us in achieving our goal: to make sustainability a reality. By doing so, we will also contribute to the other expected benefits for a better future.