Tapping into the huge potential for electricity efficiency improvements could help China enable coal phase out as the economy grows.
The challenge of coal phase out in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Region shows the complexity of energy transition in China.
The IEA’s net zero by 2050 roadmap makes clear that ambitious action in the short term is needed globally, including within China.
Ukraine, Turkey and Western Balkan countries rank highly across pollutant types for coal power air pollution in Europe.
The IEA calls time on fossil fuels and demands a global switch to clean electricity by 2040. Wind and solar will power our way to a 1.5C world.
Europe’s fossil-fired electricity has returned to pre-Covid levels, driven by an increase in gas generation, despite resilient growth in wind and solar power.