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  • Jan 15, 2021

The FY2020 has been a terrible year for so many people around the world. With an ongoing pandemic that has caused a financial crisis, it’s hard to conclude a positive development for anything. However, the renewable energy industry demonstrated to be truly resilient and defensive. Despite the many obstacles and setbacks, another year of breaking records are in the books.

One of the most significant accomplishments in 2020 was that renewable energy proofed to be able to work subsidy-free; especially solar PV. Enhanced technology, potent investors, dropping LCOE’s, and public awareness made it possible.

#buildbackbetter has become true in so many countries all over the world. Climate change doesn’t have a vaccine and can’t be neglected or ignored either. Hence, a vital drift towards sustainable handling of resources is the only answer humanity can give.

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Matt Chester on Jan 15, 2021

Meanwhile, the European Union recognized that its 2030 green deal goals might be more challenging than initially estimated. Therefore, leading politicians agreed on reassessing the plan later this year to react accordingly.

This makes me nervous-- I'd hate for it to turn into a trend where we back off the initial goals, which is easy to do when it's new leaders in charge who didn't agree with the initial ones. Hopefully the current generation of leaders will recognize that the green goals require a wartime-level effort, and that doing so is imperative. Now is not the time to take the foot off the (EV) pedal

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Markus Dirnbacher on Feb 7, 2021

Agreed, goals need to be defined very clearly and with sufficient reach in the first place.

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