The overwhelming majority of electric car sales to date are mainly concentrated in three markets – China, Europe, and the United States. While in Africa, two or three-wheel cycles are being deployed. China is the frontrunner, with 60% of global electric car sales taking place there in 2022.
According to the report, the second half of 2021 saw the beginning of the biggest energy crisis in modern history, exacerbated by the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 and unprecedented global commodity shock.
Discovered in 2016, the rare earth elements are essential for the manufacture of medical equipment, smartphones, laptops, crude oil processing, batteries for electric vehicles, and wind turbines. Code named ‘The Makuutu Rare Earths Project’, the project derives its name from Makuutu Sub-County in Bugweri District where the mineral was discovered.
The unparalleled decline is staggering in both its scale and swiftness, with serious potential implications for energy security and clean energy transitions. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2 per cent, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.
The satellite imagery confirms that in total 2 billion children are exposed to outdoor air pollution, caused by factors such as vehicle emissions, heavy use of fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste, exceeds minimum air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization.
Oil and gas are fossil fuels and the International Renewable Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organisation that was created to promote a sustainable energy future has stepped up its fight against the use of fossil fuels.