Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, I.E.A. Report Warns

LONDON — Even as the world shifts toward lower-carbon forms of energy, the changes are happening too slowly to keep global temperatures from rising to dangerous levels in the coming decades, an international research group warns in a report released on Tuesday.

And low oil prices could make the problem worse by slowing the planet’s transition to cleaner and more efficient cars, trucks and aircraft, according to the report, by the International Energy Agency. The group represents nearly 30 countries and aims to promote secure and environmentally sustainable global energy.

“Now is not the time to relax,” Fatih Birol, the agency’s executive director, said in a statement accompanying the report.

More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/business/energy-environment/shift-to-lower-carbon-energy-is-too-slow-report-warns.html

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