Continuing to improve Renewable energy


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Accordingto the Report on Global Status ofRenewable Energy 2017, in year 2016, renewable energy continues to set arecord with 161 GW installed, increasing global total capacity by nearly 9%,compared to 2015, bringing the total capacity up to 2,017GW. Of which, solarenergy (PV), wind power and hydro accounted for 47%, 34% and 15.5% hydrorespectively.

 

 

Inthe report, REN21 commented: Renewable energy is becoming the least expensiveoption. Recent transactions in Denmark, Egypt, India, Mexico, Peru and theUnited Arab Emirates show that renewable electricity is offered at 0.05 USD/kWhor even lower. This figure is much lower than the costs of fossil fuel andnuclear power energy in the above mentioned countries. The winning bidder intwo recent auctions for offshore wind power projects in Germany did not needgovernment support but only run by wholesale prices. This shows that renewableenergy can become the least expensive option.

 

Thecompulsory demand for “platform loads” is a misunderstanding. Power systems canreceive large amounts of renewable energy without use of fossil fuels andnuclear power running on "platform loads", based on the flexibilityof the power grid - via grid links, industry links, technology solutions suchas ICT, electric storage and heat pumps. This does not only help balance theshift in power generation but also optimize the system and reduce the cost ofelectricity generation. Therefore, it is not surprising that the number ofsuccessful countries in peak load management or beyond the target of 100%electricity produced from renewable energy is increasing. In 2016, Denmark andGermany succeeded in managing peak loads of renewable energy at 140% and 86.3%,respectively.

 

GlobalCO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry remain unchanged for the thirdyear, while the global economy continues to grow by 3% and demand for energycontinues to grow. This is mainly due to the reduction of coal whilesimultaneously increasing the use of renewable energy and improving theefficiency of electricity use.

 

ArthourosZervos, president of REN21, said: "The new installed capacity of renewableenergy in the world is greater than the installed capacity from all combinedfossil fuels. One of the most important findings of this year in GSR is that acomprehensive and systematic approach is key and it should be taken as a rulerather than just an exception. As the share of renewable energy increases, weneed to invest in infrastructure as well as a comprehensive set of toolsincluding: integrated transmission and distribution networks, demand and supplybalance measures, industry linking (such as linking power grids and transportnetworks) and applying technology solutions.

 

However,president of REN21 Mr. Arthouros Zervos also said that speed of energy transferwas not fast enough to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

 

Accordingto REN21 President Mr. Arthouros Zervos, although global investment inrenewable energy is  double more thanfossil fuels, compared to 2015, investment in the installation of new renewableenergy systems decreased by 23%. In emerging or developing countries, renewableenergy investment is down 30% to 116.6 billion US dollars, while developed countries’share is down 14 % to 125 billion US dollars.

 

Industryof transport, heating and cooling continue to go after the power industry. Theapplication of renewable energy technologies in the field of heating andcooling remains a challenge because of its distinctive and fragmentedcharacteristic of the market. Reducing carbon emissions based on the use ofrenewable energy for the transport sector has not yet been seriously consideredor prioritized. Although there has been a significant increase in electricvehicles, mainly due to reduced battery costs, more efforts are needed toensure adequate supply of renewable energy infrastructure. In addition, themaritime and aviation sectors are clearly the biggest challenge, butgovernments’ commercial interventions and policies are notenough to offer solutions.

 

“Fossilfuel subsidies continue to hamper progress. Globally, subsidies for fossilfuels and nuclear power continue to outstrip renewable energy. By the end of2016, more than 50 countries have pledged to end subsidies for fossil fuels andcarry out reforms, but that is not enough. In 2014, the subsidy ratio forfossil fuels compared to renewable energy is 4: 1. For every 01 USD spent onrenewable energy, governments spent 4 USD to maintain our dependence on fossilfuels” said REN21 President Mr. Arthouros Zervos.

 

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