21 June 2018
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Presentation—Hannah Murdock: Renewables 2018 Global Status Report
Presentation—Ute Collier: Heating and Cooling Challenges
Presentation—Holger Dalkmann: Nexus of Sustainable Transport and Renewable Energy
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), hosted this webinar on the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR).
The renewable power sector is dynamic and undergoing rapid changes, including with falling costs, record installations, increasing investment, and several new, innovative business models. But these positive developments tell only part of the story. While the global energy transition is fully underway for the power sector, for other sectors, it has barely begun. The power sector on its own will not deliver the emissions reductions demanded by the Paris climate agreement or the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7). The heating, cooling and transport sectors, which together account for about 80% of global total final energy demand, are lagging.
The webinar began with the key findings from REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. It then dived into the status of renewables in the heating, cooling and transport sectors and what is needed to speed the uptake of renewables to meet climate objectives and the SDGs
The panelists for the webinar were Hannah E. Murdock, Ute Collier and Holger Dalkmann.
The webinar presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.