16 Aug '16, 1pm

Renewables Soar by 70% in World's 20 Major Economies via @EcoWatch

As the renewable revolution gathers a pace, the oil industry has launched yet another PR offensive trying to rebrand fossil fuels as sustainable. So first the good news. The percentage of electricity generated by renewables in the world's largest economies has soared by 70 percent over the last five years, according to new research. Data compiled by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance research group for the Financial Times reveals that a real "shift away from fossil fuels is starting to take hold in some regions." The data reveals that G20 countries collectively produced 8 percent of their electricity from solar , wind and other renewable sources in 2015, up from 4.6 percent in 2010. Germany now tops the list of seven G20 members who generate more than 10 percent of their electricity from renewables, with the country producing more than a third of its electricity from renewab...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/renewable-energy-bnef-1974864408....

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