Recent data and research findings confirm the rapid capacity growth, ongoing cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and continued need for international standardisation for new renewables, such as offshore wind power and nascent ocean energy technologies.
This brief by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides background and recommendations to G7 policy makers on how to step up progress, particularly to broaden the world’s future energy options and meet international climate goals. It highlights opportunities, challenges and the vital need for international co-operation to spur the global energy transformation.
Also see “Offshore wind investment, policies and job creation”, a note reviewing key findings for G7 ministerial meetings in Halifax, Canada, in September 2018.
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