Global energy clean-up 'stalled' – IEA

Growing use of coal is a concern to the IEA

Growing use of coal is a concern to the IEA

Efforts to clean up global energy supplies have "stalled" despite impressive growth in the renewable power sector over the last decade, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA).

In a bleak assessment, the IEA says there was almost no change in its Energy Sector Carbon Intensity Index (ESCII) – which measures CO2 emissions per unit of energy – between 1990 and 2010, dropping just 0.02 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of oil equivalent to 2.37tCO2/toe.

The IEA’s annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress report blames factors such as increased use of coal and slow progress in energy-efficiency measures for the lack of movement.

Renewable power growth is one of the bright spots, according to the IEA, and the sector is broadly on track to do its bit towards Log in to read complete article.

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