Clean energy technologies limited global emissions, with EVs leading

Electrek.co March 2, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: The International Energy Agency's analysis shows that without EVs, solar, wind, and nuclear, global emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger. In 2023, energy-related emissions rose by 410 million tonnes, but the continued expansion of clean energy technologies limited the increase. Advanced economies saw a record fall in emissions, with at least half of electricity generation coming from low-emissions sources. Clean energy deployment in the past five years has substantially limited increases in demand for fossil fuels. EVs accounted for 1 in 5 new car sales globally in 2023.

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