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World Energy Council says efficiency, not renewables, the key to climate mitigation

November 22, 2013

Via Energy Post:

“To deliver sustainable energy systems our focus must shift from the supply mix to demand efficiency.” This is the conclusion that Christoph Frei, Secretary-General of the World Energy Council (WEC), draws from the World Energy Scenarios recently published by WEC. According to this new report, “current technologies, policies, and innovation are not enough to meet climate goals”. Despite strong growth in renewables, fossil fuels will remain dominant. Frei concludes that “We are looking in the wrong place to address the issues facing the sector. We need more demand-side investments, innovation, incentives and stronger technical standards to reduce energy intensity.”

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