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The energy transition is a pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century. At its heart is the requirement to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions to limit climate change. Decarbonisation of the energy sector requires urgent action on a global scale, and while a global energy transition is underway, further action is needed to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the results of climate change. Renewable energy and energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90% of the required carbon reductions.
The vitality transition will likely be enabled by information technology, smart technology, policy frameworks and market instruments. IRENA has assessed decarbonisation pathways through REmap, and it is equipped to aid and accelerate the energy transition through providing the necessary knowledge, tools and support to Member countries since they increase the share of renewable energy inside their power sectors.
The Energy Transition has many dimensions. The ubiquity of energy in modern industry and society will ensure that the impacts are felt across the global economy. Policymakers have the opportunity to pursue pathways that effectively channel the transition to deliver a future energy system that is certainly secure, sustainable, affordable and inclusive. A powerful enabling framework and multi-stakeholder collaboration are key to have an effective energy transition.
There are a few universal drivers for energy transition, which make it a concern for many countries to actively investigate their priorities:
Demand and provide shifts: Global energy consumption is expected to boost by 30 percent from 2017 to 2040. This growth is driven primarily by non-OECD countries, as they move nearer to universal use of energy and consume more energy to support economic and industrial growth, so that as developed countries decouple energy consumption and GDP. Additionally, the long run demand also will be met by a more diversified primary energy fuel portfolio, driven from the gradual replacing coal in power generation by renewable energy sources and natural gas, by reduced interest in liquid hydrocarbons because of electrification of transport, and by increased prioritization of national energy security and import independence.
Innovation: Innovation is a constant companion from the energy system, ushering previous transitions from biomass to coal, and subsequently from coal to liquid hydrocarbons. While previous transitions were gradual processes, the power sector is getting excited about a dynamic future. Recent trends in technical maturity and price reductions in solar photovoltaics, onshore and offshore wind, battery storage and unconventional fuel extraction fundamentally have altered the worldwide energy balance. Moreover, technologies such as smart grids, demand response and blockchain will open up new frontiers for the future energy system by changing the connection between consumers and suppliers.
These new energy market participants demand new set of skills, highlighting the requirement for human capital development.
Environmental concerns: The vitality system contributes two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. The requirement to act has materialized in landmark international cooperation (like the Paris agreement) and national renewable power targets in countries such as India and China. Private sector organizations have stepped up their responses: the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund announced divestment from coal-based assets, while oil and gas majors have raised stakes in renewable energy and Swiss Re is implementing ESG benchmarks across its entire $130 billion investment portfolio.
However, progress on environmental sustainability is slow, as the carbon power of the worldwide energy system remains flat, while air pollution has worsened in lots of countries and 2-thirds from the world’s energy consumption is not put through efficiency interventions. Moving forward, as countries work to meet increased demand, environmental concerns will intensify vaaelo implications for energy system reliability and fuel diversity planning.
Driven by these trends, the power transition is well underway, and there are significant opportunities for countries to enhance the performance of their energy systems.
Policy decisions made today will determine if the energy system of the future is capable of delivering across its three key imperatives: economic growth and development; energy security and universal access; and environmental sustainability. The difficulties in the current system are largely because of path dependencies from historical over-(or under-)prioritization of one of those three key imperatives. Consumption patterns and sunk investments represent significant socioeconomic lock-in, adding to the system inertia.