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Event - Companies in Transition Towards 100% Renewable Energy: Focus on Heating and Cooling
Companies in Transition Towards 100% Renewable Energy: Focus on Heating and Cooling
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
- Renewable Energy
2021/02/25 15:30 CET
2021/02/25 17:00 CET
The objectives set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement can only be met through an urgent and complete decarbonisation of our entire energy system. This requires that all of our energy requirements – power, heating and cooling, and transportation – are reliably met by 100% renewable energy and accessible to all people. While renewable capacity growth has been outpacing new installed capacity in fossil fuels for the past decade, progress in renewables for heating and cooling use is still far behind its potential, particularly in the industrial sector. Decarbonising heating and cooling remains critical as these end-uses account for approximately 50% of total final energy consumption globally with the industrial sector representing about 75% of global heating and cooling use.