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Much achieved, but much more needed, say report

Significant advances in solar, wind and nuclear have been registered, but new challenges are also emerging, according to the World Energy Resources 2016 report

Despite notable progress in renewables, the rate of improvement towards cleaner energy is proceeding far slower than required to meet emissions targets. This is the stark message provided by the World Energy Resources 2016 report launched at WEC on 12 October. Public acceptance remains a challenge, regardless of the energy sources, with an increased "not in My back yard (nimby)" attitude to the development of energy sources, says the report, which is now in its 83rd year of publication. "Public acceptance remains a challenge," acknowledged Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Chair, World Energy Resources. This has implications for energy companies. Without diversification, the report warns that national

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