• Burning fossil fuels, for electricity, heat, or transportation, inherently involves
enormous levels of waste.
• Total investment in renewable energy (not including hydropower) was $288.9
billion in 2018 — less than fossil fuel subsidies and an 11 percent decrease from
• Global carbon emissions aren’t falling fast enough. In fact, they weren’t falling at
all; they were up 1.7 percent in 2018 but are down recently due to the novel
• Globally, more renewable energy capacity has been installed than new fossil fuel
and nuclear capacity combined, for four years running.
• “Carbon pricing remains acutely under-utilised,” “By the end of 2018, only 44
national governments, 21 states/provinces and 7 cities had implemented carbon
pricing policies, covering just 13% of global CO2 emissions.”
• Electric Vehicles are increasing
• China has surpassed the rest of the world in renewables.