World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway 

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  • April 10, 2021
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World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Climate change 

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Key highlights of the report:

  • The report proposes energy transition solutions for the narrow pathway available to contain the rise of temperature to 1.5 degree Celsius.
  • The COVID-19 crisis offers an unexpected opportunity for countries to decouple their economies from fossil fuels and accelerate the shift to renewable energy sources. 
  • It estimated that by 2050, 90% of total electricity needs would be supplied by renewables, followed by 6% from natural gas and the remaining from nuclear.
  • The agency has identified 30 innovations for the integration of wind and solar PV in power systems.

Important value additions 

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 

  • It is an intergovernmental Organisation. 
  • Mandate: To facilitate cooperation and promote the adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy.
  • Founded in: 2009 
  • Its statute entered into force in 2010.
  • Headquarter: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
  • IRENA is an official United Nations observer.

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