The shift to cleaner energy has made progress, but not fast enough to control global warming to significantly below 2 degrees Celsius as agreed in the 2015 Paris climate accord.

While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a decline of greenhouse gas emissions at first, the transition to renewable energy may not have been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic:

Renewables are the world’s second-biggest renewable power source by 2019, accounting for 26 percent of our emissions (behind coal, but ahead of natural gas and nuclear power).

Wind and solar energy have grown by 22 and 36 percent each year as their prices have fallen since 1990.

This year, even during the pandemic, 26 gigawatts (GW) had been added in capacity, which, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency is a new record.

Whereas the combustion of hydrogen releases only water as fuel from combustion, the vast majority of the gas is produced in a process which produces harmful emissions.

Electric car

An electric car or battery electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in batteries. Compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, (wikipedia)

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is useful energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, (wikipedia)

Renewable energy in China

China is the world’s leading country in electricity production from renewable energy sources, with over double the generation of the second-ranking country, the United States. By the end of 2019, (wikipedia)

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International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organisation established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1974 in the (wikipedia)