BHP Billiton says wind and solar are heralding the “dawn” of an energy revolution. But a dawn is all it can see, because it predicts fossil fuels will still account for 80% of energy needs by 2040. Surely it’s time to get serious.
The attacks on solar by Craig Kelly, the new head of the Coalition’s environment and energy committee, know no bounds, and no facts. Here’s why his claims are rubbish.
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.