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“It’s like you are manufacturing a very efficient, very speedy, very handsome car — but you forget to build the roads for it.”

International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol, regarding the electric grid’s failure to keep pace with the rapid growth of clean energy technologies. The situation could slow renewable energy rollouts and limit efforts to reduce climate change. The IEA estimated that to achieve climate goals set by the 2015 Paris climate accords, the world’s governments would need to add or refurbish 50 million miles of power lines by 2040, which is equal to the existing global grid, in less than just two decades. (Associated Press — Oct. 16, 2023)
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