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Educational/ Capacity building barriers identification

Energy transition commitments and policies mean people qualified to work in the sector and its supply chains will continue to be in great demand. The barriers in the educational system in terms of the energy transition are that education and training systems are reactive and require time to adapt since the design and implementation of updated and new courses or programmes is a complex task.

Because of the fast upgrade of the technologies, the most recent potential, production and consumption data can be difficult to obtain, or of poor quality which causes a lack of information on the socio-economic benefits of the energy transition. For some technologies lack of standards damages their reputation and lowers the possibilities of implementation. Although nowadays everyone knows about the benefits of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, a low level of awareness remains in some parts of the population, especially its residential use, where people are not interested in learning more about them.

Finally, there are some socio-cultural barriers such as public expectations of cheap and abundant electricity and aesthetic and environmental concerns.

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