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Climate-Safe World Means Millions of New Energy Jobs

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2021 (Maximpact.com News) – “We have no time. The window is closing and the pathway to a net-zero future is narrowing.” With these warning words, Francesco La Camera, who heads the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), opened his Foreword to IRENA‚Äôs latest analysis, “World Energy Transitions Outlook.”

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Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy on the Rise

The transition to renewable energy in support of sustainable development goals and climate action is picking up speed around the world. With new urgency, the International Energy Agency, IEA, is calling for an end to exploration for fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas.

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Refugee Camps Rely on Renewables

In Iraq, displaced people struggle with the loss of electric power as blackouts and brownouts remain frequent even at grid-connected settlements, leaving refugees and the humanitarian community dependent on expensive, polluting diesel generators. In Ethiopia, most refugees lack any reliable access at all to electric lighting.

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Energy Poverty Can Follow Shift to Renewables

Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but they do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new study from Portland State University.

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