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From a Renewable Electricity Transformation to a Renewable Energy System Transformation: Renewables in Heating, Cooling, and Transport

21 June 2018

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PresentationIntroduction to the webinar and panelists

Presentation—Hannah Murdock: Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

Presentation—Ute Collier: Heating and Cooling Challenges

Presentation—Holger Dalkmann: Nexus of Sustainable Transport and Renewable Energy

TranscriptWebinar audio transcript

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), hosted this webinar on the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR).

The renewable power sector is dynamic and undergoing rapid changes, including with falling costs, record installations, increasing investment, and several new, innovative business models. But these positive developments tell only part of the story. While the global energy transition is fully underway for the power sector, for other sectors, it has barely begun. The power sector on its own will not deliver the emissions reductions demanded by the Paris climate agreement or the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7). The heating, cooling and transport sectors, which together account for about 80% of global total final energy demand, are lagging.

The webinar began with the key findings from REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. It then dived into the status of renewables in the heating, cooling and transport sectors and what is needed to speed the uptake of renewables to meet climate objectives and the SDGs

The panelists for the webinar were Hannah E. Murdock, Ute Collier and Holger Dalkmann.

The webinar presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.