“For the first time, solar is cheaper than coal in India and the implications this has for transforming global energy markets are profound.”
Despite political volatility, the low cost of fossil fuels and infrastructure challenges, 9.8 million people worked in the clean energy sector worldwide as of 2016.
The total output from the investments by the LEGO Group in renewables now exceeds the energy consumed at all LEGO factories, stores, and offices globally.
Overall, renewables accounted for 42 percent of the California grid’s power on Saturday, not counting the large hydropower plants.
The European Union (EU) will support 79 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) with a €8 million ($891m) to implement a global deal to combat climate change.
Slowing coal use in China and India has put the two most populous countries on a trajectory to beat their carbon emissions goals under the Paris Agreement, making up for rollbacks in U.S. climate action under the Trump administration
Egypt has committed to increase its share of renewables in the country’s power mix to 20 per cent by 2022 and 37 per cent by 2035.
Germany breaks a daily record for renewable energy, generating 85% of its power from renewable sources on April 30.
“We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way,” coal and mines minister Piyush Goyal said at the Confederation of Indian Industry Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi.
Iceland currently runs on 100% renewable energy, making them a global leader in the fight against climate change.