Renewables are set for their biggest ever share of power generation in 2021, but resurgent coal power is set to drive emissions to their second-largest increase in history, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) as it flagged a “dire warning” over climate progress.


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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions will rise by 5% to 33 billion tonnes this year — the biggest annual increase since 2010 — in a carbon-led recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that will see total global energy demand grow by 4.6%