Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy Agency
was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year,
outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the
first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”.
accounted for two-thirds of new power added to the world’s grids in
2016, the International Energy Agency said, but the group found solar
was the technology that shone brightest.
New solar capacity even overtook the net growth in coal, previously
the biggest new source of power generation. The shift was driven by
falling prices and government policies, particularly in China, which accounted for almost half the solar panels installed.
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