Global green electricity demand grows, but emissions remain high

Climate Analytics’ analysis of IPCC 1.5 degree scenarios reiterated by the UN Secretary General in March 2021 shows that OECD nations should end coal use entirely by 2030 and all coal-fired power stations must be shut by 2040 at the latest. Nevertheless, TBS News article mentions that global coal generation was only 0.8% lower in 2020 than in 2015, far away from the 2040 objective.