US-China trade war and climate of protectionism are holding back needed investment in renewable energy

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Whether in Beijing or Washington, the continued reminders of global warming make it vital to decarbonise our economies and move to renewable energy. But, just as we are making great strides in building a strong renewables sector, our progress is being threatened by trade wars.The world’s energy system is at a critical point. The difference between an increase in global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees by 2050 is equivalent to hundreds of millions more lives exposed to poverty,…

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