With green energy constantly evolving and with mounting pressure to reach environmental targets, it seems to be a safe bet that green energy will continue to grow and gain a greater share of the marketplace in 2021.
- Countries aiming for Carbon Neutrality
- Until now China has said it would peak its emissions by 2030 at the latest, but it has avoided committing to a long-term goal however China’s president surprised a UN gathering in September by saying – “We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” With China on board, there are now 9 countries with a net-zero target in place by law.
- China’s statement put into practice
- Even after the government locked down many parts of the country early in the year, businesses still looked towards solar energy. The country’s main solar industry group expects a record surge in business over the next five years after President Xi Jinping’s announcement.
- Spain capitalizing on their weather
- Spain produced 43.6% of its electricity with renewable energy technologies in a year with Covid-19 and when the nation’s demand for electricity dropped 5.6% to an estimated 249,716GWh. See more here
- The U.K. goes coal-free for the longest period since the Industrial Revolution.
- Britain is going to completely phase out the pollutant by 2025 as its wind farms become a growing source of renewable energy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also vowed to ban new gas-powered cars by 2030 Renewable Energy 2021
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