August 2021
Volume 73    Issue 8

The role of minerals in clean energy transitions Global CO2 emissions are rebounding from historic drop

Mining Engineering , 2021, Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 33-33
Kim, Tae-Yoon


The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on almost every aspect of how energy is produced, supplied and consumed around the world. It defined energy and emissions trends in 2020 – it drove down fossil fuel consumption for much of the year, whereas renewables and electric vehicles (EVs), two of the main building blocks of clean energy transitions, were largely immune. 

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