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Fossil Fuel Emissions From Electricity Set To Fall: Infographics

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Photo: Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash

The world will likely use less fossil fuels to produce electricity this year in a “turning point” for planet-friendly energy, a new report from energy analysts Ember says.

It would be the first ever annual drop in the use of coal, oil and gas to generate electricity, outside of a global recession or pandemic.

As a result, less warming gases would be released during energy production.

The authors attribute the expected change to a boom in renewable energy led mainly by China.

Wind and solar now produce 12% of global electricity with enough wind turbines added in 2022 to power almost all of the UK, the BBC said.