Game over? “Global shift of energy system to renewables is not happening” 

Lots of coal in Australia

Renewables struggle to even keep pace with the increase in demand. They may sound good to some, but in the energy mix overall the heavy lifting is still done by fuel burning. When reality bites, climate theories get pushed aside.
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The share of renewables in the global energy consumption has risen only minimally, according to a new report.
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The world’s energy transition to renewables is not happening, reports Energy Live News.

That’s one of the findings of the REN21’s Renewables 2022 Global Status report, which suggests the global shift to lower-carbon energy sources is not up to speed, making it unlikely that the world will be able to meet critical climate goals this decade.

The data shows the overall share of renewables in the global final energy consumption has stagnated – rising only minimally from 8.7% in 2009 to 11.7% in 2019.

In the electricity sector, record additions in renewable energy capacity, an estimated 314.5GW, up 17% from 2020, and generation were unable to meet the overall increase in electricity consumption of 6%.

In heating and cooling, the renewable share in final energy consumption increased from 8.9% in 2009 to 11.2% in 2019, the REN21 has suggested.

The report also found that in the transport sector, where the renewable share went from 2.4% in 2009 to 3.7% in 2019, the lack of progress is particularly worrying.

Full report here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

June 17, 2022 at 03:21AM

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