Whether it’s using plants to power muscles, ancient buried carbon to transport ourselves, or nuclear reactions to light up the dark, humans always have — and always will — depend on energy to meet the basic needs of life.
The world’s transition into a decarbonized economy is being undermined by continued public investment into the oil and gas sector. How has the fossil fuel industry duped governments into supporting their energy projects?
China’s falling emissions of greenhouse gases offer optimism that moves to curb global temperature rise may be starting to work.
The United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, has called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy.
The year is 2050. The world is more polluted, unequal, and dangerous than ever. Megacities like New Delhi, Mexico City, and Lagos are suffocated by smog. More than a billion people around the world still lack access to reliable electricity.
A new report says a total shift to renewable energy would pay for itself through cost savings within two decades, and ultimately save Australians $20 billion a year in combined fuel and power costs.
This report, prepared jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.
Read more: http://www.unescap.org/publications/energy-transition-pathways-2030-agenda-asia-and-pacific-regional-trends-report-energy