CARBON EMISSIONS TO SOAR IN 2021 BY SECOND-HIGHEST RATE IN HISTORY


21/04/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Global Energy Assessment 2021 report, global carbon emissions will increase by 5% to 33 billion tons this year due to growing energy demand due to the economic recovery and increased use of coal in electricity generation.

Global carbon emissions from the energy sector are projected to rise by 1.5 billion tonnes this year, the second-largest increase in history due to the economic recovery.

The increase will be the largest annual increase in global emissions since 2010.

The increase in emissions will reverse much of the record 6% drop in carbon emissions in 2020 due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The increase will be driven by the expected 4.6% growth in energy demand due to the economic recovery, with coal and natural gas consumption rising above their levels in 2019.

Electricity generation from renewable sources will increase by 8% this year, more than half of the growth in global electricity supply.


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