IEA: ‘Investeer driemaal zoveel in innovatie duurzame energie’

5 mei 2015 – Overheden zouden wereldwijd driemaal zoveel moeten investeren in innovatie van duurzame energie om te zorgen dat de aarde niet meer dan 2 graden opwarmt.

Dat zei directeur Maria van der Hoeven van het Internationaal Energie Agentschap bij de presentatie van het rapport Energy Technology Perspectives 2015.

Uit een bericht van IEA
‘(…) The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C. Moreover, it will be challenging for the world to meet its climate goals solely through the UN negotiation process that is expected to yield an agreement this December in Paris. That leaves the development and deployment of new, ground-breaking energy technologies as key to mobilising climate action, and the report urges policymakers to step up efforts to support them.

“The stakes are high for the energy sector, but it is also no stranger to profound technological change. An incredible chain of innovations in the energy sector has been at the vanguard of social and economic transformation for over a century, and it is exciting to see the progress being made by solar panels and fuel economy improvements for passenger cars today, to name but two,” said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven.

“But we cannot be complacent,” she continued. “We are setting ourselves environmental and energy access targets that rely on better technologies. Today’s annual government spending on energy research and development is estimated to be USD 17 billion. Tripling this level, as we recommend, requires governments and the private sector to work closely together and shift their focus to low-carbon technologies.” (…)’

IEA, 4 mei 2015: Press Release: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals
Speech bij de presentatie van het rapport door Maria van der Hoeven

IEA, 4 mei 2015: Executive Summary of the report
Het rapport Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 kunt u tegen betaling aanschaffen.

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