Energy Transition

Phasing down vs phasing out fossil fuels: What are the arguments?

The G7 agreed to accelerate a phase-out of fossil fuels earlier this year.

The G7 agreed to accelerate a phase-out of fossil fuels earlier this year. Image: Unsplash/Albert Hyseni

Ewan Thomson
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
Ian Shine
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Chances of limiting temperature rises show signs of becoming more remote. Image: UNEP

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Coal production will peak in 2030 while oil and gas will peak in 2050, based on current government plans. Image: UNEP

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