World misses the mark on green COVID recovery 15.06.2022

Deutsche Welle | Jun 15, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Even with record growth in renewable energy last year, fossil fuels continue to dominate the world’s energy use, with the overall share in global energy consumption rising just under eight percentage points over the last decade.
  • The gains made in 2021 were overshadowed by an estimated 4% rise in energy consumption as the world slowly started to bounce back from COVID lockdowns, an increase that was primarily met by fossil fuels like coal and natural gas.
  • Around $366 billion (€350 billion) was invested in the renewable energy sector in 2021, according to figures provided by REN21, rising for the fourth consecutive year.