32% from renewable sources is not the correct energy problem. The percentage of existing installed power to be replaced by renewables is the real energy problem.
The percentage of installed power in exhaustible fuel power plants to be replaced by renewable source power stations is the real energy problem to be addressed by the EU Energy policy.
Nothing was known about this percentage until now, simply because this problem was not addressed. When the real problem is defined, meaning the complete decommissioning of classical power plants, only then can it be said that sustainable, viable solutions are being sought. Unfortunately, the current suggested solutions are just palliative.
There has been no clear data about this percentage until now. This problem has not been addressed from a global and holistic perspective. Calculating the cost of the complete decommissioning of classical power plants and installing renewable systems is at best done by energy providers and some National Governments. However, there seems to be a lack of EU policy to support a full conversion using sustainable and viable solutions.
This palliative planning needs to be offset by policies and incentives that speed up the process of adopting renewable source power stations and significantly increase their corresponding percentage of the total energy budget.
Regardless of the percentage of energy they supply, both hydroelectric and wind energy systems can function only as auxiliaries to the thermo-electric power plants. The proposed increase in the percentage of renewable energy will not change the fact that they will always be considered as back-up systems rather than the main source.
The Wind-Dam is a different way of thinking wind energy. It may be a viable alternative. The Wind-Dam solution design departs from the need to supply an amount of wind energy installed power able to supply the expected amount of energy also when the wind doesn’t blow!!!
Can you imagine that? Wind energy without wind?