Fossil fuel emissions from electricity set to fall
April 12, 2023 - The world will likely use less fossil fuels to produce electricity this year in a “turning point” for planet-friendly energy, a new report from energy analysts Ember says.
It would be the first ever annual drop in the use of coal, oil and gas to generate electricity, outside of a global recession or pandemic.
As a result, less warming gases would be released during energy production.
The authors attribute the expected change to a boom in renewable energy led mainly by China.
Wind and solar now produce 12% of global electricity with enough wind turbines added in 2022 to power almost all of the UK, the BBC said.