Energy agency: CO2 emissions rise in 2022, but more slowly

  • FILE - Cars and trucks drive on a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, March 21, 2022. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it expects carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to rise again this year, but by much less than in 2021 due to the growth in renewable power and electric cars. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

  • A flock of sheep graze in front of a coal-fired power plant at the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine near Luetzerath, western Germany, Oct. 16. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that it expects carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to rise again this year, but by much less than in 2021 due to the growth in renewable power and electric cars. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

BERLIN — The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that it expects carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to rise again this year, but by much less than in 2021 due to the growth in renewable power and electric cars.