Headline: Coronavirus shows it’s time to get strategic about renewable energy technology

The international health crisis has exposed a serious problem for energy systems – we’re not taking renewable energy technology seriously as a critical asset. Most solar panels today are made in China, and a shortage of key components means that Europe is now facing major delays in new installations. Wind power faces a double whammy – manufacturing is down, and countries may not have the personnel and parts locally to keep systems running. Countries should aim to build up national clean tech infrastructure in the same way that they ensure strategic reserves of fossil fuels.

Publikationsjahr
2020
Zitation

Weko, S. (2020). Coronavirus shows it’s time to get strategic about renewable energy technology. IASS Blog, 14.04.2020.

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https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/blog/2020/04/coronavirus-shows-its-time-get-stra…
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