For Birol, Biden's victory strengthens global transition

According to The Director General of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, the election of Joe Biden could accelerate the process of global transition to clean energy. Birol, who had already been reinforcing the need for urgent action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, said he was eager to support the new president and vice president, Kamala Harris, in achieving new energy and climate goals. 

For the director general, "rapid and widespread changes in global energy systems" will be needed to combat global warming, and that would be more difficult with the victory of Donald Trump, who was already in the wind of The IEA's recommendations. 

Unlike Biden, who had among his first promises the rapid return of the United States to the Paris Agreement, the increase in restrictions on the oil and gas industry and the repositioning of the government on the auto industry aimed at neutralizing vehicle emissions. 

Vice President Kamala Harris is also not behind and has even supported the Socialists' proposal to radically cut emissions, the so-called Green New Deal, which provided for investments of $10 trillion over 10 years for the climate agenda.


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