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iea 2020 June - Sustainable Recovery


Active Member
Sep 27, 2016
Bainbridge Island, WA
World Energy Outlook Special Report
Sustainable Recovery – Analysis - IEA

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Since the scale of the economic crisis began to emerge, the IEA has been leading the calls for governments to make the recovery as sustainable and resilient as possible. This means immediately addressing the core issues of global recession and soaring unemployment – and doing so in a way that also takes into account the key challenge of building cleaner and more secure energy systems.

As they design economic recovery plans, policy makers are having to make enormously consequential decisions in a very short space of time. These decisions will shape economic and energy infrastructure for decades to come and will almost certainly determine whether the world has a chance of meeting its long-term energy and climate goals.

The Sustainable Recovery Plan set out in this report shows governments have a unique opportunity today to boost economic growth, create millions of new jobs and put global greenhouse gas emissions into structural decline. This work was done in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund.

Governments have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot their economies and bring a wave of new employment opportunities while accelerating the shift to a more resilient and cleaner energy future.

Dr Fatih Birol
IEA Executive Director

Here is a clean Technica review ~ 22min.

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Active Member
Sep 27, 2016
Bainbridge Island, WA
Do note that it's from the IEA, which is a target of ridicule for its terrible predictions.
“'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future'” is attributed to a baseball-playing philosopher, Yogi Berra,.

… never make predictionsespecially about the future” by Samuel Goldwyn

So it goes without saying that most everyone is a target of ridicule that attempts prediction , especially of the future. Seems the very basis of the Wall St. Stock Market is claimed to be based on prediction of future earnings. Isn't this the reason Tesla market cap is explained ??
Of course no one would ridicule the predictions of Wall St.Stock Market.:cool:

Would be helpful/interesting if you could mention which predictions you find troubling, if any.

Predictions of the report are perhaps the least interesting part of the report. Anyway, I think a quick review of this report is worth the effort. No, I don't wish to give you my impressions , you should form your own.
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Distributed Energy Enthusiast
Oct 20, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Puppet PR agencies are there to make money for the investors that bankroll them. New fossil fuel investment essentially ended last fall, so there's no need to put out fake renewables growth "projections" anymore. There's no money in it.

You might have also noticed TSLA is magically free to run since October after us sitting here for 6 years screaming the obvious truth.

I didn't read the report, but the fact that they're looking for a "resilient and cleaner energy future" rather than sustainability or renewables likely means........shockingly.......methane is a crucial bridge!

None of this crap is about anyone finding religion or "becoming a better society", there's just no money to be made in oil anymore so we can move on to the next best thing. Fortunately for all of human civilization, the "next thing" is sustainable renewables plus storage. But it's nothing more than a coincidence.

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