Foreword

Accelerating renewable energy technology deployment

Renewable energy technologies are on the verge of a new era. In many countries and regions, renewable energy is already responsible for meeting a substantial share of energy demand. The rapid and substantial progress of renewable energy in recent years has been driven by policies of local, national and regional authorities, in close cooperation with the business community, as well as continued technological innovation and cost reductions in energy generated with renewable sources.

Progress in building new energy systems is already considerable. But issues like energy independence, eradicating energy poverty, combating climate change and improving the crisis-robustness of energy systems ...

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