The UN Gets It! June 22 2020

The UN Environment Programme filed this press release, "We Need A Total Fossil Fuel Lockdown For A Climate Revolution," on June 16, 2020:

Growth in renewable power has been impressive…But too little is happening in heating, cooling, and transport...according to REN21's Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The journey towards climate disaster continues, unless we make an immediate switch to renewable energy in all sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Year after year, we report success after success in the renewable power sector. Indeed, renewable power has made fantastic progress. It beats all other fuels in growth and competitiveness. Many national and global organisations already cry victory. But our report sends a clear warning: The progress in the power sector is only a small part of the picture. And it is eaten up as the world's energy hunger continues to increase. If we do not change the entire energy system, we are deluding ourselves," says Rana Adib, REN21's Executive Director.

Thanks to Green Energy Times (2020 06 16) for alerting us to this item.