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The achievement of the energy and climate change objectives depends on the advancement of green energy technology

The primary strategy that can help achieve the zero-emissions strategy is transitioning the transportation industry, electrical housing, and manufacturing industries to clean energy. The IEA reported that the high carbon emissions call for systematic redesigning of the energy industry to utilize renewables instead of fossil fuels. The IEA requested global recognition and adherence to the Paris agreement’s climatic resolutions to minimize emissions.

The IEA explains its energy plan, which entails close to 1000 technologically sound changes to realize the net-zero emissions objective in the next five decades. The agency argues that integrating these technologies will facilitate the switch to green energy without threatening the accessibility of energy for households and industries. Evidence points out that shifting to clean energy will cut emissions by 33%.

The International Energy Agency explained that the transportation sector and industries would have to minimize their emissions by changing to renewable energy as the electricity supplier to realize the net-zero emissions. The more significant portion of electricity in these sectors came from fossil fuels and used to run machines in the factory and electric vehicles.

IEA’s senior executive Dr. Fatih Birol reports that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in some positives and negatives in the renewable energy industry. One of the positives is the approval and uptake of electric vehicles that use electricity to reduce gas and diesel usage emissions. On the other hand, the renewables experienced a reduced consumption rate because of the shelter-in-place measures endorsed by the pandemic.

Dr. Birol stated that solar is the leading most affordable renewable that the energy industry can adopt with various projects supporting its penetration into the market. Birol added that companies and governments are becoming more aware of the clean energy projects they can switch to by investing in the renewables to achieve the Paris agreement on climate change.

Dr. Birol admitted that they are working on more nations’ motivation to switch to renewables and educate those who have insufficient electricity resources to venture more affordable renewable energy. He added that they are struggling to advise against the use of fossil fuels, especially for countries where it is the primary contributor to the GDP.

The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives for this year (ETP 2020) seeks to explain how to resolve the issue of replacing durable energy resources like coal plants with renewables, especially in Asian countries.

Research shows that the heavy metals industry and the transportation sector contribute to approximately two-thirds of the energy sector emissions. The IEA advises the governments to take corrective measures to remedy this situation or face a 100 percent emission rate from these industries. The agency advocates for the uptake of renewables like hydrogen and photovoltaics.

Finally, the IEA proposes an accelerated venture into clean energy technology to cut down emissions from these sectors while they are in their growth stage, beyond which it won’t be easy to address. The ETP 2020 argues that this pandemic should propel the transition to renewables now that people have tested a glimpse of fresh, clean air.

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