A pelican preens beside a solar panel. Building new renewable capacity will initially require fossil fuels to help power all of the necessary mining, construction and decommissioning. Moving to a future powered mainly by renewable energy will be crucial if we are to stay within the global warming limits set out by the Paris Agreement . But building all of this new renewable energy will initially require fossil fuels to help power all of the necessary mining, construction and decommissioning. This raises the question as to whether the energy transition itself will be pointless. But new research by […]

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