Increasing the use of renewable energy is important, but it must urgently replace fossil fuel energy sources, such as coal and oil. To stay in line with the 1.5⁰C plan, 95% of current coal plants would have to stop running by the year 2050, and no new coal plants could be used. The use of high polluting fuels, like coal, is a large portion of global power. As a result, if they were not used, it would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Promoting green products will decrease emissions in different ways, such as energy efficiency or using less carbon-intensive materials. Without the elimination of fossil fuels, however, these green products will still run on energy that emits a large amount of greenhouse gasses. As a result, stopping the burning of fuels that pollute will have a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
Building more pipelines will encourage further use of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas, by allowing it to reach more people. The use of these fossil fuels will increase greenhouse gas emissions, which is not in line with the 1.5⁰C plan.