Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Published 3 Years Ago on Wednesday, May 06 2020 By Inside Telecom Staff
Cities around the world are usually enveloped in pollution however, not right now. One of the few silver linings of the current Covid-19 pandemic especially for city dwellers worldwide, has been the improvement in the environment. Carbon emissions are set to decline by almost 8%, with a rising demand for renewable energy.
to the international energy agency, measures in place in almost every country
around the world are driving a huge transformation towards low carbon sources
of electricity. These include wind, solar PV (in which solar radiation is
converted directly into electrical currents), hydro power and nuclear.
IEA predicts a 6% decline in global energy demand this is seven times as much
as after the global financial crisis in 2008. Demand for renewable energy is
expected to increase by 1% this year.
demand for renewable electricity is predicted to increase by 5% this year, with
hydropower expected to play an increasingly important part.
IEA executive director Dr Faith Birol says that “the plunge and demand for
nearly all major fuels is staggering, especially for coal, oil and gas”.
question is, will this last? The pandemic has demonstrated the vulnerability of
fossil fuels from storage to distribution issues. For the first time, oil
prices turned negative in the US earlier this month. An analysis of flight
radar data also suggested that the amount of aircraft flying at an altitude of
above 50 feet, was down by half the usual level in March.
parallel to this, the coronavirus crisis has emphasised our need for reliable
electricity for ventilators, computers, businesses and every day needs which
are constantly increasing.
can learn from this by putting clean energy technologies – renewables,
efficiency, batteries, hydrogen and carbon capture – at the core of their plans
and strategy for economic recovery.
in those areas could create jobs and enable economies to be more competitive
and drive the world in a more resilient direction with a clean energy future.
that have strict lockdowns have seen a 25% decline in week to week energy
demand as factories are closed, people stay at home and cars are not on the
roads as much. Demand has fallen by 18% in nations with partial lockdowns.
the last month, the government of Denmark met with ministers and business
leaders from around the world to discuss making sustainable energy a key part
of global economic recovery. The one renewable source of energy that the IEA
does not predict to grow this year is that of biofuels, because of the decrease
in public transport usage. And, in the worst case scenario, some green power
stations, which rely on collections of organic food waste, could be forced to
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