Report on Renewable Energy is Released at G8 Summit

A major report on ways to increase the use of renewable energy around the world has been released in Italy.

GENOA, Italy, IT, 2001-07-17 [SolarAccess.com] A major report on ways to increase the use of renewable energy around the world has been released in Italy. The G8 Renewable Energy Task Force tabled its 51-page report at a meeting of G8 countries. The task force is co-chaired by Mark Moody-Stuart of the Shell oil company and Corrado Clini of the Italian government. The report calls on member nations to stop promoting traditional sources of energy and to shift to greener sources. The task force was created to examine how renewable energies could be deployed in the developing world. The report sets a goal of providing renewables to one billion people within a decade, and criticizes G8 governments for weak incentives and inconsistent policies in promoting renewable energy sources. The cost of shifting from traditional energies to renewables will be high in the first decade, concedes the report, but will pay off economically as well as environmentally over a 30-year period. NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Bill Eggertson is a member of the advisory group to the task force. SolarAccess.com has posted the full report on its special ‘news’ section.
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