This op-ed calls for governments at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to make bolder and more ambitious commitments, which can help turn today’s clean-energy evolution into tomorrow’s clean-energy revolution. Jointly authored by Yoon Sang-Jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Because they require electricity, televisions, mobile phones, and other appliances create and sustain demand for off-grid electric power systems like small-scale solar photovoltaic home systems.
Closing the energy access gap is a grand challenge of the modern era, and women’s empowerment may hold the key to unlock a solution.
The century-old framework for planning, building, regulating, and operating electric power systems is at a critical juncture.
India, host of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, is a hotbed for renewable energy technology development and testing.