They need to find something else to worry about. Renewables are simply too feeble to take the place of coal and gas power generation, even if such were desirable, and restricting power usage is not a credible option. Quite the reverse in fact – everyone wants electricity, and more of it as time goes by.
Coal-fired power plants operating and under construction in Asia pose a threat to achieving the goal of halting global warming, the head of the International Energy Agency told the Financial Times on Wednesday.
The coal burning plants would “lock in the emissions trajectory of the world, full stop,” IEA chief Fatih Birol told the newspaper in an interview.
Last year, greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector—which account for about three-quarters of the total—rose after three years of holding steady. They are expected to increase again this year.
The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change sounded the alarm bell earlier this month that the increase in global temperatures needs to be held to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to avoid disastrous weather changes.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
October 31, 2018 at 09:13AM