In 2015 the world set records for consumption of oil and natural gas, while coal had a very bad year. Renewables also had a record year, but it wasn’t enough to keep carbon dioxide emissions from rising to a new record — the 6th in a row. Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., however, continued to plummet in 2015.
Waste from nuclear plants is often cited as an objection to nuclear power. This week Russ Finley puts this issue in context.
The recently-released Renewables 2016 Global Status Report shows that renewables had a record year in 2015, but it wasn’t enough to make a dent in global fossil fuel consumption, which also set new records for consumption.