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With Emissions Rising, Why Are Nations ‘Building Back Badly’ From The Pandemic?

With Emissions Rising, Why Are Nations ‘Building Back Badly’ From The Pandemic?

David Vetter, on Forbes, writes on growing emissions trends.

The C3 Take
  • According to a new study by Ember, an energy think-tank, global emissions have now exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
  • The main culprit of this spike in emissions is increased coal usage, particularly in Asia.
  • The study also found that nations are doing a poor job at reducing emissions and sticking to climate commitments.
  • With rising emissions and global energy demand still growing, the United States should export its clean technologies and innovations to the rest of the developing world – doing so would benefit the environment and increase human prosperity.

“Not all the news is gloomy: Ember found that wind generated 26% more electricity in the first half of the year than in the pre-pandemic period to produce 7.6% of electricity worldwide, while solar rose a huge 46% to generate 4.1% of the total.”

Read the full article here.

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