In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.
Last year, number of electric cars passed the one million threshold, meaning it is now the only technology sector on track to meet IEA’s 2C scenario.
Global energy emissions flat for second year in a row, as Australia’s energy emissions soar. Still, Malcolm Turnbull declares himself satisfied with the Coalition’s climate change policies.
Despite a 10% cut to coal consumption forecasts, the latest International Energy Agency medium-term coal market outlook distorts the underlying data being presented.
Global coal industry is set for rapid fall by 2040, according to IEA’s most climate-friendly scenario in the World Energy Outlook 2015.
International Energy Agency says it is critical to act on climate change, yet produces a 700-page annual document that looks at business as usual. But it still includes enough data to make a nonsense of Bjorn Lomborg’s claims on wind and solar.
A coal industry-sponsored study being circulated quietly this week is riddled with false suppositions and outdated and misleading numbers.
IEA says outlook for renewables excellent, with falling costs to help Paris climate talks. But Australia is one country where it has had to wind back its forecasts.