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The only realistic solution to the climate crisis is to replace fossil-fuel-based energy with renewables quickly and cost-effectively enough to keep the engines of economic growth running. A global carbon market would do just that.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/carbon-markets-emissions-trading-scheme-kyoto-protocol-by-graciela-chichilnisky-and-peter-bal-2019-11

Emissions from energy, industry, transport, buildings and agriculture in G20 nations all rose in 2018, despite most having both the technical expertise and economic incentives to lower them, a major report has concluded.

Read more: https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/11645-G2-heads-in-the-wrong-direction-on-climate-action

In a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal, Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50 per cent renewable energy this week.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/62805/for-first-time-australias-renewables-meet-50-of-electricity-demand/

Vietnam’s government has boasted of a number of grid upgrades have been completed by monopoly utility EVN ahead of schedule, but the transmission network still has a long way to go to catch up with renewable energy additions.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/vietnam-grid-upgrades-early-but-no-match-for-solar-and-wind-additions

Energy demand is booming, but government policies signal continued reliance on oil, gas and coal. Much stronger action is needed to improve renewables deployment and energy efficiency, said IEA in a new report.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/southeast-asia-on-energy-path-for-650000-premature-deaths-from-air-pollution-by-2040-iea/