Global Energy Review: vedvarende energi eneste energikilde der udvides i 2020

    Global Energy Review bemærker, at vedvarende energikilder vil være den eneste energikilde, der udvides i 2020 på trods af en dramatisk nedgang i energibehov verden over forårsaget af Covid-19’s nedlukning af det økonomiske og offentlige liv.

    De globale CO2-emissioner forventes at falde rekordhøjt otte procent i år med nedlukninger i det offentlige og økonomiske liv introduceret for at tackle coronavirus-pandemien, hvilket leverer et hidtil uset slag for efterspørgsel efter fossilt brændstof, ifølge Det Internationale Energiagentur (IEA), skriver BusinessGreen.

    Videre hedder det:

    Projections published today by the agency suggest emissions are set to drop to their lowest level in 10 years, delivering a fall in annual emissions that is six times larger than the previous record set in the wake of the global financial crisis.

    IEA executive director Fatih Birol said the coronavirus crisis marked a watershed moment for the global energy industry. “This is a historic shock to the entire energy world,” he said. “Amid today’s unparalleled health and economic crises, the plunge in demand for nearly all major fuels is staggering, especially for coal, oil and gas.

    “Only renewables are holding up during the previously unheard-of slump in electricity use. It is still too early to determine the longer-term impacts, but the energy industry that emerges from this crisis will be significantly different from the one that came before.”

    The report notes that renewables are the only energy source expected to grow against a backdrop of overall reduced electricity demand. Global electricity demand is set to decline by five per cent, marking the largest drop since the Great Depression in the 1930s, with electricity consumption patterns on weekdays during the crisis resembling pre-crisis Sundays.

    Iberdrola og Ørsted opretholder grønne vækstmål trods Covid-19 modvind

    I en anden artikel fra samme medie oplyses det, at “På trods af at coronavirus medfører et markant fald i den globale strøm-efterspørgsel overalt i Europa og skaber ødelæggelse af forsyningskæderne, holder den spanske energigigant Iberdrola og den danske vindudvikler Ørsted fast ved vækstudsigter, der blev udtænkt før pandemien ramte, har de økonomiske resultater fra begge virksomheder i dag afsløret.

    https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4014601/historic-carbon-emissions-set-plunge-record-2020-iea