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Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

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A rooftop covered with solar panels at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The US is still the second fastest-growing market for renewables despite Donald Trump’s pledge to revive coal. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy Agency

October 4, 2017 — Solar power 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”. Continue reading Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022

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Workers in a solar panel assembly factory, Solar Valley, Dezhou, China., 2013. Credit: Cultura Creative (RF)/Alamy Stock Photo.

The world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, expanding 43% on today’s levels

October 4, 2017 — The forecast – a significant upwards revision of the IEA’s renewables projections last year – is largely driven by increasing expansion of solar energy in China and India, says the Paris-based organisation. Continue reading IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022