BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 13. A reform of energy permits will fast-track the green shift in Europe, a spokesperson of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) told Trend.
“Getting the energy transition done is a tremendous undertaking that needs a holistic approach beyond the switch from one technology to another. It requires a deep decarbonisation in all sectors of the economy through continued innovation and supported by farsighted investment and policies,” said the source.
The IRENA spokesperson noted that Europe’s “Fit for 55” plan for a green transition provides such a holistic approach.
“The targeted uptake of renewable fuels like green hydrogen for example will give European industry an opening to cut emissions while staying competitive through an accelerated green industrialization. Another example of how Europe addresses shortcoming are plans to accelerate the permitting of renewable energy projects. Lengthy and complex administrative procedures are one of the key obstacles for investments in renewables and related infrastructure. A rapid increase of renewables is also crucial to address high energy prices,” the source explained.
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