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12x more #solar would help avoid major climate change, says IRENA. Good news: we have the technology.

IRENA: 12x as much solar must be deployed to avoid catastrophic climate change IRENA Director-General Adnan Amin says that when external costs are taken into account, the transition to renewables can be cost-neutral The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA, Abu Dhabi) finds that in order to limit global temperature increases to two degrees Celsius by 2100, the share of renewable energy must double to meet 36% of the world's final energy consumption by 2030. The organization's “REmap 2030” report calls for a 12-fold increase in the output of solar technologies, including solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar thermal. IRENA notes that under existing policies the share of renewables will only increase from the existing 18% to 21% by 2030. Transition to renewables can be cost-neutral The agency finds that the economic case for this transit...

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