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Today’s Energy Crisis Is Very Different from the Energy Crisis of 2005

Energy Central

Back in 2005, the world economy was “humming along.” per year in the 2001 to 2005 period. ” World growth in energy consumption per capita was rising at 2.3% China had been added to the World Trade Organization in December 2001, ramping up its demand for all kinds of fossil fuels.

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Over $300 billion invested in clean tech in the US since passage of the IRA

GreenBiz

In 2023, emissions were 16 percent below 2005 levels, according to Bloomberg.

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The climate litigation trend is gathering global momentum

GreenBiz

New analysis reveals 80 cases have been filed against governments since 2005, seeking more ambitious action.

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“No excuses:” Australia urged to exit coal, double rooftop solar by 2030 in accelerated push to net zero

Renew Economy

Major new report maps out a path for Australia to deliver a 75% emissions cut below 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero by 2035. The post “No excuses:” Australia urged to exit coal, double rooftop solar by 2030 in accelerated push to net zero appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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China braced for rise in air pollution deaths

The Guardian: Energy

Country needs to speed up environmental response to protect its ageing population, multinational study finds In 2005 Beijing was crowned the smog capital of the world. They found that particle pollution deaths in China were increasing at about 213,000 a year and peaked at 2.6mn people in 2005. Continue reading.

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Surge in WA emissions puts Australia’s net zero targets in doubt

The Guardian: Energy

tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent, or about 20% above 2005 levels. Modelling results presented to the state government late last year and obtained by Guardian Australia showed that the state’s carbon emissions in 2024 are on track to reach 91.5m

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Why it's time to renew Australia's renewable energy policy

TechXplore

If Australia is to meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 43% below 2005 levels by 2030, we need to cut emissions faster. Even if all current government policy commitments are achieved—an unlikely outcome given delays in implementation—emissions are still projected to be only 40% below 2005 levels by 2030.

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