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"Sustainable Energy for All" is a noble slogan, which triggered an international initiative led by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The fact is that 3 billion people around the world still lack reliable, safe and affordable energy. The text was clear when it defined the kind of energy required by "modern, reliable and sustainable". However, some have ignored the notion of "sustainable," in an attempt to interpret the text as an open license until 2030 to use whatever kind and form of energy, however polluted, under the guise of the need to deliver energy to all, at any price.If this trend was justified 20 years ago, it now belongs to the past, due to unprecedented technological developments in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the dramatic decline in renewable energy prices.It sounds like claiming a special explanation that gives people the right to violate nature.It is true that the world is heading toward carbon-free economies, demanding gradual phasing out of fossil fuels, as an inevitable condition to reduce climate change.Transformations in the energy sector are happening fast.
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