The International Energy Agency calls for a quick transition to clean energy technology globally for the world to achieve the set climatic change goals and energy objectives. The IEA explained that even though there is awareness about climate changes and global warming, there are still high rates of greenhouse gas emissions, which, if not curtailed, will spur to unmanageable levels. Nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic measures have brought some hope into realizing the climate and energy goals. Emissions have temporarily witnessed a drop since most human activities that catalyze the increase in emissions into the atmosphere have reduced.
The Energy Technology Perspectives report of this year articulates that transitioning only the energy industry to green energy must not be the only solution to achieve an emission-free ecosystem. Various stakeholders must be involved in this move, starting with the transportation industry, manufacturing industries, and legislators. The appropriate technology is also vital in the switch to clean energy since it will resolve people’s desire to return to the pollutive power by releasing state-of-the-art resources and electric cars.
The IEA proposed an additional venture into hydrogen energy technology to supplement the other renewables. The agency explained that hydrogen energy would be the best substitute for nonfunctional renewables and stop the people from resorting to the old pollutive energy sources. For instance, industries like the steel industry, which require the indirect form of electricity, would benefit highly from this technology.
The IEA observed how renewable energy projects have been affected in some countries and championed the introduction of solar photovoltaics to revitalize the renewables’ performance in the affected countries. Additionally, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a decrease in the erection of renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines. The IEA found out that these challenges are the products of the coronavirus pandemic measures 2hich must strictly adhere to save lives.
In conclusion, the IEA discovered variances in the rate or household installation of renewable energy infrastructure. The team identified that states with stern adherence to the pandemic shelter-in-place measures recorded the highest drop due to fear from the people of contracting the noble coronavirus. However, the IEA is encouraging countries with low cases of the spread of the coronavirus to work out a strategy that will help them transition to clean energy since they have the workforce to commit to these programs.