Global renewables outlook 2020 and stimulus packages for energy transition. IRENA has assessed the potential for energy transition in the coming decades to meet the Paris climate objectives. For the first time deep decarbonization perspectives were assessed for all sectors. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and electrification play a key role in this transition. Also the investment priorities for the coming years have been assessed and the socio-economic benefits that can be generated. This new analysis provides important insights that can guide decisions how to structure stimulus investment packages.
As director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn since 2011, Dolf Gielen oversees the agency’s work on advising member countries on energy scenarios and planning, power sector transformation, cost and markets, technology status and innovation outlooks, and project development guidelines.
Before joining IRENA, Dolf Gielen worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Energy Agency. He has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.