|2020-05-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据能源之声网站5月11日报道 能源世界被许多矛盾撕裂，这些矛盾使得气候变化推动的向低碳世界的过渡变得困难。
王磊 摘译自 能源之声
Big Oil and the energy transition
The energy world is riven by many contradictions that are making the climate change-driven transition to a low-carbon world difficult.
The situation has become more complex due to the Covid-19 pandemic depressing energy demand and an oil price war so vicious that, at one point, US producers were paying traders to cart surplus production away.
On April 20, WTI benchmark US crude for May delivery plummeted to minus $40. That same day, it was also reported that more than 100,000 clean energy jobs had evaporated in the US.
Prior to the crisis, complexities threatening to undermine the energy transition included the gaps between:
? The promise of energy for all and the fact that almost one billion people still do not have access to electricity.
? The latest evidence highlighting the need for ever more rapid cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions and the data showing that energy-related emissions hit another historic high in 2018.
? The expectations of fast, renewables-driven energy transitions and the reality of today’s energy systems in which reliance on fossil fuels remains stubbornly high.
? The supposed calm in well-supplied oil markets and the lingering unease over geopolitical tensions and uncertainties.