The IEA said that renewables such as wind and solar energy continued to grow rapidly but the global transition to clean energy is still far too slow to meet climate pledges.
International Energy Agency estimates CO2 emissions will increase by almost five percent this year, or 1.5 billion, to 33 billion tonnes, largely driven by a resurgence in Asian coal use.
Coronavirus rescue packages must back clean energy, says the International Energy Agency, which adds that battery and hydrogen technology could advance rapidly. The IEA also cites spectacular growth of wind and solar energy.
Natural gas accounts for 45 percent of the rise in energy consumption, helping drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions.
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