Global growth is still fueled by fossil energy

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The global consumption of fossil fuels is still increasing, despite some reductions by Western countries.

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Fossil fuels still account for most of global energy, with global CO2 emissions reaching their highest level in 2021 according to the IEA.

Western countries are developing renewable energy and improving their energy efficiency, but most curbing of Western emissions comes from converting coal to natural gas power plants.

The West’s emission reductions are offset by developing countries such as China or India, which power their economic growth with fossil fuels.

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