The Clean Energy Transition

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewables and energy efficiency measures are key to decarbonise the global economy and cut greenhouse gas emissions, which are sourced primarily from fossil fuels use.

The best science shows that a global transition to 100% clean energy by 2050 will result in lower energy system costs than trying to maintain crippling outdated fossil fuel systems, while providing more energy to the global economy and expanding energy access to more people around the world. Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion.

High voltage power linesThe current energy crisis demonstrates the risks of continuing to rely on expensive, insecure, volatile fossil fuels. Response to the crisis should include accelerating the transition to low cost, clean energy as soon as possible, as this will bring benefits both for the economy, the people and the planet.

Renewable energy represents freedom: freedom from dependence on hostile foreign powers; freedom from volatile markets, freedom to plan our futures, and freedom to build just and prosperous societies. The introduction of heat pumps, electric cars, and other clean technologies is what will guarantee energy independence from dictatorial regimes that are propped up by fossil fuel exports and allow us to keep cool in a world that is rapidly heating up due to the climate crisis.