Global clean energy roll-out ‘falls short’ of Paris climate goal

The development of many technologies has been too slow to rise to the global warming challenge, warns the International Energy Agency

Wind turbine blades passing through an English village. Photograph: Paul Anderson CC BY-SA 2.0Most current clean energy technologies must be deployed much faster if the world is to keep global warming to under 2°C, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

According to the IEA’s annual energy technology report, published on 6 June, only electric vehicles, energy storage, solar photovoltaic and onshore wind are receiving enough international political support to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In some areas, developers are even exploring subsidy-free models to attract funding as government policy support fades.

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