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World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

Monday 19 Oct 20 10:00am

A rich source of methane: Gas hydrate beneath a rock in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: US Geological Survey (public domain), via Wikimedia Commons

 

By KIERAN COOKE | The world is dragging its feet on efforts to tackle the climate crisis by reducing its energy use, according to a global watchdog.

In its World Energy Outlook 2020, the lnternational Energy Agency (IEA) says that while emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2, the main climate-changing greenhouse gas), are falling, the reduction needs to be far steeper to make any meaningful impact.

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