The energy sector is at the heart of the climate challenge. Staying within the 1.5°C temperature limit requires the rapid and full decarbonisation of the entire sector away from fossil fuel based to clean energy systems. This includes the production of energy and power as well as the way we use it in transport, buildings and industry processes. Effective policies, which allow for the widespread application, investment and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency measures, need to be adopted urgently across all countries in the world. Although the transition to clean energy systems creates multiple benefits for societies and economies,many governments find themselves locked-in to fossil- based, inefficient systems and practices. Mutual learning on effective strategies to limit their dependency on carbon intensive fuels can help to drive real systems change.
The NewClimate team of climate and energy experts supports the design, evaluation and implementation of clean energy policies and measures across the power, transport, buildings and industry sectors in many parts of the world. This includes:
- Design and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies
- Evaluation and quantification of the impact of different policies and measures
- Analysis of sector decarbonisation pathways and scenarios
- Development of sector level benchmarks to enable tracking of progress