Zeven landen gaan samenwerken om energietransitie te versnellen

24 maart 2017Zeven landen zijn een coalitie aangegaan om de energietransitie te versnellen: China, Denemarken, Duitsland, Indonesië, Mexico, Marokko en de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten. Zij deden dat in de marge van de ‘Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue’ die gisteren afliep. 

Op de top in Berlijn (de ‘Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue’) werd al eerder deze week door IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) een studie gepresenteerd die aangaf dat het mogelijk is de mondiale energievoorziening  in 2060 helemaal vrij te hebben van CO2-uitstoot.
IRENA heeft zich de afgelopen dagen ingespannen voor een coalitie van landen die de energietransitie echt willen versnellen. Die coalitie is er gekomen: de Energy Transition Coalition van China, Denemarken, Duitsland, Indonesië, Mexico, Marokko en de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten.

Uit een persbericht van IRENA over de Energy Transition Coalition
‘(…) At the meeting, ministers and high-level representatives from China, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, agreed to work together to establish an Energy Transition Coalition in the course of this year for accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future. The Coalition will assemble countries leading in developing long term energy transition strategies to foster investments in a low carbon energy sector. Ensuring increased investor certainty for low carbon economic growth by developing energy transition strategies will be at the heart of the Energy Transition Coalition.

‘We can hasten the transition’
“Few people would have imagined the scale and pace of the energy transition which we are witnessing today. Renewable energy deployment has considerably expanded thanks to reduced costs and record new investments in power generation from renewables. Energy efficiency is picking up and we see important synergies emerging with renewable energy. Many countries are proving that the ongoing energy transition in fact has multiple positive social, economic and environmental impacts,” said International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z Amin. “By working together, we can hasten the transition to a sustainable energy future,” he added.

China: ‘Green, low-carbon and smart technologies’
“Today, our energy landscape is under a fundamental transition, driven by the emergency of new energy technologies, and the need for global carbon emission reduction. The development of the future world energy system should be moving in the direction of green, low-carbon and smart technologies,” said Mr. Nur Bekri, Administrator of China’s National Energy Administration.

Germany: ‘We will use the political momentum’
“The energy transition is a huge chance for further economic growth in our countries. We will set the right framework for new business models and start ups to modernize our energy systems. The coalition countries are frontrunners with political experience. We will make use of the political momentum that is accompanying international energy discussions since some years. We are looking forward to joining forces with all interested countries to accelerate the global energy transition,” highlighted Mrs. Brigitte Zypries, German Minister of Economic Affairs an Energy.

High ambition countries
Recalling the Suzhou Declaration of the International Forum on Energy Transition, which calls for enhanced international co-operation for accelerating the energy transition, the ministers and high-level representatives agreed to work towards establishing an Energy Transition Coalition of high ambition countries, supported by IRENA, which would enable the sharing of expertise, exchange of best practices, and development of innovative approaches to accelerate power sector transformation through integrating higher shares of renewable energy in energy supply and energy use and improving energy efficiency.

The Coalition will maximize the use of existing platforms and collaborate with all relevant international organisations to promote the exchange of information on issues such as optimal transition pathways, enabling technologies, financing and enabling policy frameworks. (…)’

Bronnen
IRENA, 21 maart 2017: Countries Join Forces to Accelerate Global Energy Transition

Zie ook
FluxEnergie, 20 maart 2017: Studie: ‘Energie helemaal zonder CO2-uitstoot kán’
FluxEnergie, 22 maart 2017: IEA en IRENA over energietransitie: één rapport met twee visies
Foto: IRENA-baas Adnan Z. Amin in Berlijn over de Coalitie. (Foto: IRENA)

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