Decarbonising the energy system must go beyond expanding the utilisation of renewable energy to include measures that tackle emissions from continued hydrocarbon production and consumption
While many countries around the world are still fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, some are already seeing light at the end of the tunnel, with economies improving following the end of the forced collective hibernation. For many countries, this light will be powered by renewable energy.
Green recovery plans have been a hot topic recently, with for example the IEA and the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) publishing guidance on how to combine economic recovery with the challenge of meeting the Paris Agreement goals of limiting the rise of global temperatures to 2°C—or, preferably, 1.5°C—by 2050. In May, the EU published