Carbon emissions fell during COVID-19, but it's the shift away from coal that really matters

TECHXPLORE | Much has been made of the COVID-19 lockdown cutting global carbon emissions. Energy use has fallen over recent months as the pandemic keeps millions of people confined to their homes, and businesses closed in many countries. Projections suggest global emissions could bearound 5% lowerin 2020 than last year.


What about Australia? Here we've seen sizeable reductions invelectricity sector emissions, but mostly from the sustained expansion in solar and wind power rather than the lockdown.


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