Nature: "Carbon Emissions Hit New High: Warning from COP27"
President and CEO Richard G. Newell is quoted in an article about COP27 and the trajectory of carbon emissions.
Although alarming, the latest numbers come as little surprise at COP27, says Richard Newell, who leads Resources for the Future, an environmental think tank based in Washington DC. The world still relies on fossil fuels for around 80% of its energy, Newell says, and “simple arithmetic shows you, if you have a growing economy and an economy dependent on fossil fuels, your emissions are going to grow”...
The rise of emissions from coal in Europe this year is likely to be “a short-term blip”, Newell says. “Over the long term, the energy crisis has accelerated the transition toward clean energy.”
Richard G. Newell
President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
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