IEA said, record emissions of carbon dioxide last year!

IEA said, record emissions of carbon dioxide last year!

Europe News Desk!! Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are set to reach a new high of more than 36.8 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2022, rising by 321 megatonnes (Mt). However, the emissions were lower than expected. This information has been given by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in one of its reports. According to the report of the news agency Xinhua, the growth of 0.9 percent in the year 2022 was much slower than the growth of more than 6 percent in 2021. Emissions from energy combustion increased by 423 million tonnes, while emissions from industrial processes decreased by 102 million tonnes. The growing deployment of clean energy technologies such as renewable energy, electric vehicles and solar pumps helped prevent an additional 550 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, the IEA noted on Thursday.

The IEA said China’s emissions fell by 23 Mt, the European Union saw a reduction of 70 Mt, while US emissions increased by 36 Mt. The IEA said the largest regional increase in emissions in 2022, at 261 MT, would come from electricity and heat generation. However, the agency stressed that the impressive development of solar PV, wind generation and other clean energy technologies has helped prevent further increases in global CO2 emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions increase by 1 percent in 2022 to an all-time high of 41.3 Gt CO2 equivalent.


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