A new report has highlighted the rising importance of developing nations in driving clean energy worldwide, and finds they are seizing the mantle of global clean energy leadership from wealthier nations.
The European Union has set targets for 2030 of cutting emissions by 40%. Now it says it plans to go much further again by becoming climate neutral by 2050.
Researchers at MIT have created a new method of turning carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into a useful product.
A total of 34 GW (gigawatts) was brought online in 71 emerging markets in 2016, up 54% from 22 GW in 2015 and well up on the 3 GW brought online in 2011.