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Renewables, nuclear flatten global energy emissions - IEA

Gavin Evans
Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Gavin Evans
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
Mild temperatures, increasing renewables and a recovery in nuclear generation saw global energy sector emissions flat-line last year, according to the International Energy Agency.It estimates energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019, despite the world economy expanding 2.9 percent. Emissions had risen in the preceding two years, having been flat since 2014.The IEA said the surprising result was mainly due to emission reduction from power generation in advanced economies, with greater use of wind and solar,...

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