A feature in Quartz—by London reporter Akshat Rathi—uses two charts to explore why emissions are still rising, despite a record-breaking expansion of renewable-power capacity last year.
Akshat Rathi explains:
“World demand for energy increased by 2.1 percent last year, and low-carbon sources could not keep pace. As a result, the world’s energy-related carbon emissions rose by 1.7 percent, the first rise in four years.”
“It’s an important reminder that, despite all the talk about the growth of renewables, we still rely heavily on fossil fuels.”