Research Handbooks in International Law series
Edited by Kim Talus
Chapter 16: Promotion of renewable electricity: Free trade and domestic industrial development
In order to tackle the challenges of climate change and to reach the goal of sustainability, technology plays a 'double' (perhaps contradictory) role as both the source of the problem and the solution to the impasse. Of all of the technologies relating to climate change mitigation or adaptation, much attention has been paid to energy technology, particularly renewable energy technology. The significant role of renewable energy technology in combating climate change is highlighted by the famous Blue Map Scenario produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which appears in almost every conference.
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