IEA’s green recovery plan backed by governments and investor groups. Energy body says world must harness coronavirus stimulus packages.
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Investing in existing nuclear power plants, new nuclear build and supporting innovation in small modular reactors (SMRs) are among measures set out to support a broad range of clean energy technologies in an energy-focused COVID-19 economic recovery plan released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Its emphasis for nuclear investment, however, is on existing plants rather than new power units.
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2020 is our last chance to avert climate catastrophe, says energy chief. The International Energy Agency releases its Sustainable Recovery Plan and says governments have a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to reduce global emissions. Time is running out and the world has a matter of months to avert climate catastrophe, according to the International Energy Agency Chief. Dr Fatih Birol, IEA executive director, on Thursday announced the agency’s new sustainable recovery plan, a three-year roadmap for governments to repair their pandemic-ravaged economies, create millions of jobs and “make 2019 the definitive peak in global emissions”. “This year is the last time we have, if we are not to see a carbon rebound,” said IEA executive director, Dr Birol, told The Guardian.
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