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IEA report notes that world shift to clean energy is unstoppable

The report said the growth in clean energy and technologies was "impressive". In 2020, one in 25 cars sold was electric. Just three years later this number has risen to one in five. "The transition to clean energy is happening worldwide and it's unstoppable. It's not a question of 'if', it's just a matter of 'how soon' - and the sooner the better for all of us," said International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol. The report recognised that oil and gas would continue to play a role in the world's economy and that maintaining investment was "essential". But it said at the moment, current levels of funding were double what they should be. "Governments, companies and investors need to get behind clean energy transitions rather than hindering them," Mr Birol said. In what appeared to be a criticism of the UK and other governments' decisions to open new oil fields, Mr Birol added: "claims that oil and gas represent safe or secure choices for the world's energy and climate future look weaker than ever." Earlier this year Rosebank oil field off the coast of Scotland was given the go-ahead amidst much controversy. Environmental campaigners argued the decision was not compliant with the UK's climate change plans. But Claire Coutinho, the government's minister for energy, said at the time: "[The government] will continue to back the UK's oil and gas industry to underpin our energy security". https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-67198206?xtor=AL-72-%5Bpartner%5D-%5Bbbc.news.twitter%5D-%5Bheadline%5D-%5Bnews%5D-%5Bbizdev%5D-%5Bisapi%5D&at_ptr_name=twitter&at_link_id=38B87C40-7222-11EE-ACB8-F20C681DE14E&at_campaign=Social_Flow&at_link_type=web_link&at_format=link&at_campaign_type=owned&at_bbc_team=editorial&at_link_origin=BBCWorld&at_medium=social

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  • Kevin

    34 w

    This is a well written report that is very optimistic on the direction the world is taking in adapting cleaner fuels and going green

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    • walter lungayi

      34 w

      This is great news! It shows that renewable energy sources are becoming more competitive and economically viable. This report should serve as a wake-up call for governments and industries worldwide to accelerate their efforts in transitioning to clean energy and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. It's crucial to continue investing in renewable technologies and implementing supportive policies to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

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      • George Kariuki

        34 w

        The tension between energy security and environmental sustainability remains a key challenge for policymakers.

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        • Grace Njeri

          35 w

          An energy set to be part of the future of the world, offering a cleaner alternative to many of today's energy sources.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            35 w

            This is great news, future is electric

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            • Gorffly mokua

              35 w

              Great news!💚💚

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              • Annett Michuki..

                35 w

                Green energy should be embraced

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  35 w

                  I like this ratio,meaning in the near future it will be very easy to announce 💯 transition

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    35 w

                    @rosebellendiritu we look foward to the day we put this behind and make the environment a better and clean place.

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                  • Brian Otieno

                    35 w

                    Green energy is the future. It's environment friendly and safe, lets protect our earth.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      35 w

                      This are great news , I wish we can all embrace clean and renewable energy.

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        35 w

                        Green energy is the trend we need to embrace as it's climate friendly

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                        • Grace Njeri

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                          @rotich_kim We must all support green energy for a better future.

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