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Renewable energies are being installed at full speed, but still too slow to fix the planet, says the energy control dog




He energy control estimates which is about 290 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy Capacity connected worldwide by 2021, enough electricity for about 200 million average U.S. households, according to a report released Wednesday.
By 2026, the agency predicts that global renewable capacity will increase by more than 60% from 2020 levels, an amount equivalent to the current global energy capacity of combined fossil and nuclear fuels, he said. But to get there zero net emissions by 2050, a goal that many nations have set themselves, renewables need a much bigger push.

The current pace is being driven by China, which according to the agency remains the world leader in renewable energy growth. The country is expected to reach 1,200 GW of total wind and solar capacity by 2026, four years ahead of schedule.

Renewables are also being adopted rapidly in India, where new facilities are expected to double this year, compared to 2015-2020.

The IEA also noted deployments in Europe and the United States, regions that are expected to accelerate renewable facilities “significantly” from the previous five years.

China, India, Europe and the United States together account for 80% or global expansion of renewable capacity, he said. But their current efforts alone will not solve the climate crisis.

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a fish processing plant in China’s Zhejiang province in November.

To achieve zero net emissions by 2050, where the world only emits as many greenhouse gases as it can also remove from the atmosphere, renewable energy capacity additions must almost double the rate from 2021 to 2026, he said. say the IEA. For biofuels, annual demand growth must quadruple and renewable heat demand must triple.

Whether world leaders are up to the task is still an issue, with promises at this month’s climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, failing to deliver on what scientists say is needed to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Nearly 200 countries adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26 in early November, an agreement calling for the phasing out of inefficient subsidies for coal and fossil fuels.

COP26 ended the Glasgow Climate Pact.  This is where he succeeded and failed
While analysts said the pact was a step in the right direction, promises postponed further actions to reduce fossil fuel emissions next year.
Limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a threshold scientists say we should stay below – The world must reduce the rate of greenhouse gas emissions by almost 27 billion metric tons per year, according to Climate Action Tracker. But current promises, including those made at COP26, are only being made about a quarter of the way.

India and Iran said they would not include harsh language on fossil fuels in the Glasgow pact. India, whose government recently pledged to reach 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, called for a change to the text to read a gradual “low” of coal instead of a “gradual elimination.”

Coal is the dirtiest form of energy and scientists say phasing out coal use is key to tackling the climate crisis.

In its report, the IEA says governments need to increase renewable energy by addressing key barriers to its implementation, such as grid integration, underpaid pay, social acceptance issues, and approaches. inconsistent politicians.