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133. Renewable Energy Plays a Central Role in Eliminating CO2 Emissions in Industry and Transport

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On September 9, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a summary of the new upcoming report “Reaching Zero with Renewables”. It is expected that seven industry and transport sectors (steel, chemicals, cement, aluminum, aviation, shipping, road freight transport) will account for 38% of total CO2 emissions in 2050 unless renewable energy solutions become available. Renewable energy plays a central role in reducing CO2 emissions from these so called hard-to-decarbonise sectors in order to limit global temperature rise at 1.5-degree target.

Full text of the summary is available at:


The new upcoming report “Reaching Zero with Renewables” will be launched on September 21st during events of the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation.



Contributor: MASUYAMA Toshimasa (Research Strategy Office)


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