Football Germany – France and Renewable Energy

The tumultuous champions league final between Paris Saint Germain (PSG) versus Bayern Munich on Monday (8/24/2020) recently, hit football lovers all over the world is no exception for fans from Indonesia.

The frenetic final of the highest league on home soil has left eyes on the best of the two clubs nicknamed Les Rouge et Bleu and Die Roten.

The match between the two clubs representing their respective countries reminded me of France and Germany’s efforts to encourage climate change through renewable energy.

Like the mecca of football, almost all football players around the world want to play on the land of the blue continent. Football lovers are also so, they are eager to watch live from close to their idol players.

The European football industry has become a magnet for the people of the earth. However, on the other hand, it has not been entirely a magnet for developing countries such as Indonesia to study renewable energy to the European community.

In fact, Germany and France are the two countries that are most likely to push the shift of fossil (coal) and nuclear energy to renewable energy such as wind, water, solar and others.

France, for example, is the country where the Paris Agreement or the Paris agreement took place a summit with an agreement to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.

The aim of the deal is to keep global emissions and temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius.

France has indeed advanced in its action on renewable energy. They seriously abandoned the ‘old school’ energy and realized it was more environmentally friendly.

Quoted from RMOL.ID, the state power company closed the nuclear power plant that has been in operation for 40 years or since 1977. The closure was not long ago, in June 2020.

Still, about the closure of nuclear energy, the French government also plans to close 12 other reactors by 2035.

France’s serious intentions are actually on the right path and they are helping developing countries like Indonesia to develop renewable energy as well.

The cooperation has occurred in 2017, namely a letter of intent (LoI) between PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) and developers from France to build a 70 Megawatt Bayu Power Plant (PLTB) and a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) Bali 1 and Bali 2 with a capacity of 50 MWp, in 2017.

Germany Stadium Is Environmentally Friendly.

Germany also followed France’s steps by shutting down fossil or coal energy. Quoted from, Germany immediately closed 84 coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years.

By 2022, they will close 24 coal-burning plants with a capacity of 12.5 gigawatts and 8 plants with a capacity of 18 gigawatts will close by 2030.

The same move was taken by the Germans. With its technological advances, it is not difficult for Germany to solidify its choice as a country that controls environmentally friendly energy.

From the sports aspect alone, football clubs in Germany choose environmentally friendly energy. Like Bayern Munich’s home installed 380,000 units of LED lights and is the largest energy in Europe.

Quoted from technology news, led energy could reduce 60% of carbon emissions.

European Mirror, Clean Energy Mirror

Europe is a more advanced civilization that should be followed by Indonesia. There is no reason for Indonesia to change its habits from consuming or producing coal energy to more environmentally friendly energy.

European countries are already aware of the progress of their civilizations in developing solar cells to geothermal. They have carefully calculated that alternative energy. Construction costs are very expensive at the beginning but in the future maintenance is cheaper.

In contrast to coal production both upstream development and pushing its raw materials downstream costs trillions of rupiah and damages the environment.

The seriousness of France supporting the earth is maintained from environmentally friendly energy as evidenced by the investment of building geothermal projects in Muara Labor, West Sumatra Province with a capacity of 220 MW, Raja Basa (Lampung) of 220 MW and Rantau Dedap Field (South Sumatra) of 240 MW.

We hope that France’s cooperation with Indonesia in the development of geothermal and marine energy is followed by other regions. As an island nation, let coal be a wealth that remains in the bowels of the earth.

And Indonesia can harness endless energy such as seawater, wind and sun. Maybe we still have a hard time making the world of football like the leagues around Europe but maybe we can be equal in harnessing renewable energy.



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