14 Nov '17, 12am

Survey: Eight in 10 people back renewable energy future

With national emission reduction pledges not yet in line with the Paris Agreement's target to limit warming to two degrees, many countries will likely have to deploy renewable energy far faster than current plans to hit the Paris targets. Last week, a number of expert bodies called on governments at the COP23 UN Climate Summit in Bonn to make an accelerated roll out of renewables a more central component of their national climate action plans. The news comes just a few weeks after Ørsted rebranded , in a bid to underscore its transition away from an oil and gas business to a world-leading player in wind energy. Other energy giants are following suit - for example, late last week Spanish utility Iberdrola announced the complete closure of all its coal-fired power capacity as it seeks to halve its emissions intensity by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050.

Full article: https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3020958/survey-eigh...

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