“Yesterday’s blockbuster IPCC global warming report sent a shot across the world, one filled with dread and panic. For those looking for any sliver of good news on the environmental front, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has it in a new report: renewable energy is on pace for rapid expansion across the globe, making up 40% of global energy consumption growth over the next 5 years.
The report looks into three areas of power use: electrical power, heating, and transportation.
Most forms of renewable energy are seeing solid growth around the globe, according to the new report. When a new energy source is needed, it’s increasingly likely that it will be renewable. Solar energy, for example, “accounted for more than two-thirds of global net electricity capacity growth” in 2017.”
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