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COP 24: Greenhouse gas emissions reached a sad record in 2017

As COP 24 started on December 2nd in Katowice, it was published that CO2 emissions, the main cause of climate change, reached a record level in 2017, after three years of decreasing emissions. This is notably due to coal, which remains the main source of electricity in the world (38% of the electricity mix) and is expected to continue growing in some big economies, particularly in Asia and in the United States. The deployment rate of renewable energies is unsatisfactory, particularly in India or Japan, where fossil fuels remain the main share of the electricity production. What about the European Union? There is good news: the European Commission has just presented a proactive strategy for the decarbonisation of the economy by 2050. It particularly focuses on energy efficiency, the deployment of renewable energies and clean mobility.
Source: Les Echos, December 3rd 2018

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