16 Apr '18, 10pm

The amount of #SolarPower added worldwide surged in 2017, far more than the additions of #FossilFuels

UN Climate Change News, 6 April 2018 - Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation at unprecedented levels in 2017, according to a new report that underlines that clean energy makes sense not only for the climate but for the global economy as well. Some 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity were installed worldwide in 2017, far more than the net additions of any other technology, including fossil fuels and nuclear. The rapid growth in solar power is significant as global markets recognize the importance of meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. “The extraordinary surge in solar investment shows how the global energy map is changing and, more importantly, what the economic benefits are of such a shift,” said UN Environment head Erik Solheim. “Investments in renewables bring more people into the economy, they deliver more jobs, better quality jobs and be...

Full article: https://unfccc.int/news/world-added-far-more-new-solar-th...

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