The Australian reported that renewable energy sources, specifically solar power, have exceeded coal generation and now provide 2/3 of the new electricity generating capacity worldwide. Solar power has surpassed investments in coal.
The annual review from the International Energy Agency showed that:
- renewable energy will continue to have a fast uptake and will raise the worldwide electricity generation from 24% to 30% by the year 2022.
- Denmark is predicted to be the leader with 70% of its power coming from solar and wind.
- Ireland, the United States and Germany will contribute 1/4 of power from wind and solar.
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