Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Developing countries adding renewables faster than OECD

Developing countries have apparently decided to leapfrog the dirty 20th Century technologies and propel themselves into the mid 21st. We saw that with the adoption of cellphones and now it’s happening in power generation. Developing countries are outstripping the developed world by their adoption of zero carbon energy.

ClimateScope released its 2017 report, and here’s its key finding:

In 2017, the large majority of the world's new zero-carbon power capacity was built in developing countries. A total of 114GW (including nuclear and hydro as well as “new renewables”) was added in these nations, compared with approximately 63GW added in wealthier nations.
 Read the report here.

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