Game over? “Global shift of energy system to renewables is not happening” 

Posted: June 17, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Energy
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Lots of coal in Australia

Renewables struggle to even keep pace with the increase in demand. They may sound good to some, but in the energy mix overall the heavy lifting is still done by fuel burning. When reality bites, climate theories get pushed aside.
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The share of renewables in the global energy consumption has risen only minimally, according to a new report.
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The world’s energy transition to renewables is not happening, reports Energy Live News.

That’s one of the findings of the REN21’s Renewables 2022 Global Status report, which suggests the global shift to lower-carbon energy sources is not up to speed, making it unlikely that the world will be able to meet critical climate goals this decade.

The data shows the overall share of renewables in the global final energy consumption has stagnated – rising only minimally from 8.7% in 2009 to 11.7% in 2019.

In the electricity sector, record additions in renewable energy capacity, an estimated 314.5GW, up 17% from 2020, and generation were unable to meet the overall increase in electricity consumption of 6%.

In heating and cooling, the renewable share in final energy consumption increased from 8.9% in 2009 to 11.2% in 2019, the REN21 has suggested.

The report also found that in the transport sector, where the renewable share went from 2.4% in 2009 to 3.7% in 2019, the lack of progress is particularly worrying.

Full report here.

  1. […] Game over? “Global shift of energy system to renewables is not happening”  […]

  2. oldbrew says:

    Saighdear – re. the tractor: ammonia is made from gas or coal.

    Jo Nova’s energy graphic:

  3. […] Game over? “Global shift of energy system to renewables is not happening”  — Tallbloke’… […]

  4. Gamecock says:

    Ammonia has only 40% of the energy content of oil.

    It can be made to work, but you’ll need 2.5X more.

  5. Saighdear says:

    Oldbrew – Yes Dad! 🙂 and what’s worse….and from Deere too, as an example of the Engineering Manufr’s Nonsense, as per Wiki Not only is the DEF but now also this potential use fo Ammonia, just another competitor for Plant food = OUR FOOD ultimatley. Does that mean that greater production from somewhere will make food more abundant and cheaper ? …… Maybe should put our cows back on Slats in a warm shell and catch all the ammonia …. Money money money – that’s what it’s all about , but the average box is only around 6ft long. ( sarc. )

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Good. Net zero is a very stupid idea. Anyone who believes in it should stop exhaling CO2 right now!

  7. catweazle666 says:

    Oh dear…how sad…never mind!

  8. oldbrew says:

    Urgency fizzles out in Bonn – Climate Weekly
    Published on 17/06/2022

    The sense of urgency that emanated from Cop26 continued to fizzle out this week, as the climate diplomacy hardcore gathered in Germany for the Bonn climate talks.
    . . .
    Climate-vulnerable developing countries tried to inject some urgency. Instead of a three-year “talking shop” on how to arrange funding for climate disaster victims, they demanded a funding facility be set up by Cop27 in Egypt this November and the issue be on the agenda.

    But that was too much for the EU and others, who blocked those proposals.
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    Reality can be a tough opponent.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Biden’s climate crusaders: What planet do they live on?
    By Craig Rucker | June 9th, 2022

    Instead of Earth Day, we need a Reality Day. A day when our president and his merry band of climate crusaders can focus on problems in the Real World — not ones created by climate models. Do any of them think or care about the needs of citizens or soldiers?

    But in fairness, Team Biden isn’t alone. Climate insanity has gone global.
    [This article originally appeared in The Washington Times]

  10. Gamecock says:

    “The sense of urgency that emanated from Cop26”

    Wha? JP-4 fumes were all that could be sensed.

  11. stpaulchuck says:

    Gamecock says:
    June 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm
    and only 30% of the energy density of diesel


    IMAO, ammonia may be a reasonable vehicle fuel for smog ridden cites like Beijing and Los Angeles. Nothing to do with CAGW idiocy, just real tailpipe pollution. The efficiency model for grid electricity to charge batteries vs. ammonia driven vehicles and ammonia driven generators on-site could be run to see if there’s a gain. Then run it again for costs, say costs per mile driven.

  12. Graeme No.3 says:

    Ammonia contains nitrogen (with hydrogen) so burning it will result in nitric oxides and water vapour.
    I am not sure what effect the resulting nitric acid would have but I can see a new reason for a protest

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