20 Mar '17, 1pm

Call for global renewables share to increase to 65%

Renewables will need to increase its share to 65% of global demand by 2050 In the 'Perspectives for the energy transition' report, the agencies outline how the energy system will look in 2050 if the world can limit temperature rise to below 2ºC with a 66% probability. "The 66% 2ºC scenario would require an unparalleled ramp up of all low-carbon technologies in all countries. An ambitious set of policy measures, including the rapid phase out of fossil fuel subsidies, CO2 prices rising to unprecedented levels, extensive energy market reforms, and stringent low-carbon and energy efficiency mandates would be needed to achieve this transition," IEA said in its findings. Irena said the expansion of renewables and energy efficiency measures would help meet 90% of the emission reduction needs. To keep warming to no more than 2ºC above preindustrial levels, Irena said emissions wou...

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