In this chapter, Naomi Klein argues that it is crucial to reinvest in clean technology and renewable energy. Although I support the author’s argument in adapting better sources of energy and technology, it is my opinion that this transition would be expensive. According to the author, it is important for organizations to switch to green energy. Additionally, the author states that businesses should invest in companies that advocate for green energy and clean technology.
In my experience, clean technology and renewable sources of energy have been proven to be the most appropriate step in creating a sustainable environment. Many experts advocate for this concept, and various papers have been published towards educating people on the advantages of green energy. One primary benefit of renewable energy is that it is sustainable. Renewable energy requires minimal maintenance than other forms of power. Also, costs of operation reduce since this fuel is obtained from natural and available resources. Moreover, this kind of energy does not produce any waste such as carbon dioxide.
The author argues that pressure should be put on the fossil fuel industry to adapt this form of power. Nevertheless, I do not entirely agree with the author’s arguments. I wonder why she only recognizes the advantages of this kind of energy without considering its disadvantages. Clean technology and green energy are complicated to manufacture and generate. It is not easy to produce electricity in the same quantities generated by fossil fuel generators. As such, transitioning to this form of power may force people to reduce the consumption of electricity or may instigate the construction more energy facilities. Thus, if fossil fuels are cheaper and more reliable than renewable sources of technology, is it possible for all governments worldwide to adopt this form of power?