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After falling by about 1% in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global electricity demand will increase by 5% in 2021 and 4% in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, almost half of this increase will be from fossil fuels - notably coal - threatening to push CO2 emissions from the power sector to record levels in 2022. Nuclear power generation is forecast to grow by around 1% in 2021 and by 2% in 2022.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Emissions-set-to-rise-with-growth-in-coal-use,-say