For the first time in 20 years, advance in renewables should recede

Last Wednesday (20), the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the pace of growth of global capacity in renewable energy should see the first annual decline in 20 years in 2020.Give

n the downturn of commercial and industrial sectors and logistical problems, there should be a decrease in the construction of wind farms, solar and other facilities that produce clean energy. "Countries continue to build new wind turbines and solar farms, but at a much slower pace," said IEA Director Fatih Birol.

"Even before the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world needed to significantly accelerate the development of renewables in order to have a chance of achieving its energy and climate goals," he added.

According to the agency, it is expected that next year, the pace of growth should return to the level seen in 2019, with the entry into operation of projects delayed and taking into account a continuity of government policies to support the sector. Still, the combined expansion in 2020 and 2021 is expected to be 10% lower than predicted by the IEA before the pandemic.

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