G20 ‘committed to renewable energy’

Energy ministers from the G20 and international organisations have committed to renewable energy. At the G20 meeting in Istanbul, Energy Ministers approved a “renewable energy toolkit”, which provides options for […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Energy ministers from the G20 and international organisations have committed to renewable energy.

At the G20 meeting in Istanbul, Energy Ministers approved a “renewable energy toolkit”, which provides options for member states to accelerate the development of renewables.

The toolkit, developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), includes areas such as reducing technology costs, exchanging good practice on enabling policy frameworks and power system integration.

It also works on accelerating the deployment of modern bioenergy.

Ministers also highlighted the importance of energy access, international co-operation, market transparency, energy security, energy efficiency, clean energy innovation and climate change.

Ali Rıza Alaboyun, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey said: “Renewable energy has made incredible progress in recent years and there is no doubt of its potential for long-term growth and ability to contribute to a path of sustainable development.”