Primary energy demand in 2020 could decline for oil (–9%), coal (–8%), natural gas (–5%), and nuclear (–2%), while renewables would grow by 1%.International Energy Agency (IEA)
France just opened Europe’s largest floating #solar farm. It contains over 47,000 panels powering nearly 5,000 homes.
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) May 24, 2020
Africa has the potential to install 310GW of renewable 💡⚡—or half the continent’s total electricity generation capacity—to meet nearly 25% of its energy needs by 2030. Here’s how we’re working w. countries across 🌍& @IRENA to achieve #SE4All. #AfricaDay https://t.co/pnLsXtyKG2
— UN Development (@UNDP) May 24, 2020
Business, unions and green groups call for sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition
A cross-society collection of groups – representing business, the energy industry, property owners, unions, major investors, disadvantaged people and the environment – have banded together to warn that Australia’s prosperity depends on eradicating greenhouse gas emissions.
In a letter to the national cabinet, federal and state energy ministers and Nev Power, Scott Morrison’s handpicked Covid-19 recovery chairman, the 14 organisations have called for government support in the wake of the pandemic to urgently stimulate job growth and rebuild a “sustainable and strong economy”.
They say it should include measures to cut emissions and accelerate a transition to clean energy across all regions and economic sectors, and recommend a focus on fixing inefficient homes and buildings.
Signatories to the letter, sent on 15 May, include the heads of the Business Council, the Property Council, the Australian Energy Council, the Australian Industry Group, the ACTU, the Australian Council of Social Service, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Australian Conservation Foundation.
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