Welcome back to the Strategic CSR Newsletter!
The first newsletter of the Spring semester is below.
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The article in the url below summarizes a recent report by the International Energy Agency, the 'World Energy Outlook.' The report comments on existing trends in energy and forecasts future trends up to 2040. There is not much to say about the report other than, in spite of all the positive press surrounding the growth in alternative energies and awareness of climate change, our emissions of greenhouse gasses worldwide continue to rise:
"Wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are spreading far more quickly around the world than many experts had predicted. But this rapid growth in clean energy isn't yet fast enough to slash humanity's greenhouse gas emissions and get global warming under control. … One reason: The world's appetite for energy keeps surging, and the rise of renewables so far hasn't been fast enough to satisfy all that extra demand. The result: fossil fuels use, particularly natural gas, keeps growing to supply the rest."
There are a number of statements that are discussed in the article (and worth reading), such as "Renewable electricity is set to surpass coal. Soon" and "What happens in Africa is crucial," but the inescapable conclusion is that we haven't even begun to take the serious decisions necessary in order to combat climate change.
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Less Coal, More Wind: Energy Trends Shaping Climate Change
By Brad Plumer
November 13, 2019
The New York Times
Late Edition – Final