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The drive to clean up the energy system has stalled, says director

Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), speaks to WEC Congress News about the issues and sectors likely to top the agenda for delegates to this year's World Energy Congress

How are we going to decarbonise? Let's be honest The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled. Despite much talk by world leaders, and despite a boom in renewable energy over the last decade, the average unit of energy produced today is basically as carbon-intensive as it was 20 years ago. As world temperatures creep higher due to ever-increasing emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide - two-thirds of which come from the energy sector - the overall lack of progress should serve as a wake-up call. We cannot afford another 20 years of listlessness. We need a rapid expansion in low-carbon energy technologies if we are to avoid a potentially catastrophic warming of the p

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