Clean Energy – Academic explains why nuclear cannot be a loner in the G20 people-centered energy transition agenda

The current G20 agenda on energy transition pathways does not indicate any compromise with the current availability of the energy base of member countries; rather, it suggests exploring all possible sources to achieve energy security; but the nuclear energy aspect does not find “an equal footing for collaborative action” in the current deliberations of the grouping.

Under India’s presidency, the G20 aims to address the pressing issues of climate change and energy security by building confidence to achieve a clean energy transition. Four meetings of the Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG), various side events and a ministerial meeting are planned “to advance cooperation on energetic transition and place it at the heart of the sustainable economic development agenda.

To allow such a transition, six priority areas focus on G20 meetings: bridging technology gaps; low cost financing; energy security and diversified supply chains; energy efficiency, low-carbon industrial transition and responsible consumption; the fuels of the future; and universal access to clean energy, and just, affordable and inclusive energy transition pathways.
In this pursuit, while all options of “develop resilient renewable energies“Sources like solar, wind, biofuels, batteries, green hydrogen, etc. are being considered in the last two ETWG meetings, India reportedly pointed out”nuclear energy as a non-renewable source energy”, is therefore not on the agenda of the G20 deliberations at present; the reason being member countries’ favor for “a people-centered energy transition mechanism”, says Alok KumarSecretary (Power) Government of India.


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