The greatest barrier to fulfilling the United Nations' sustainable energy initiative is the resistance to change entrenched in the political, social and technological aspects of the energy system, said McCollum.
"The barriers for clean energy technologies are many, and that industry is still in a fledgling state, at least compared to the fossil fuels industry, which is mature, large, and powerful," he said. "Consider this: global fossil fuel subsidies currently amount to some $400 billion per year. That amount of money would, by our calculations, go a long way in achieving the SE4All goals."
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