China Showing What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like – IEA Report

China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report 

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.”

While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That’s nothing. For reference, it’s actually less than is currently installed in the city of San Antonio. By the end of 2016, China had increased its solar PV capacity by nearly 800 times, with more than 77 gigawatts currently installed.   

China Is Leading the Global Solar Revolution

China’s solar dominance is only going to keep growing, according to the IEA report. As Dr. Paolo Frankl, one of the lead authors on the report, said on a call to reporters, “In one year, China will install the equivalent of the total history of solar development in Germany.”

The stunning growth trajectories reflected in the IEA report show how quickly the transition to renewables can surge when aggressive policies cut through the barriers to growth.    [ Read more]

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On October 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    “Despite the clear trajectory of global energy supply towards renewables, as reflected in this IEA report, the Trump administration is currently threatening tariffs on cheaper Chinese solar panels and has just proposed a bailout for uneconomical coal plants.”

    ~ For how long will Trump and his team hold back the transition to a different future for humanity?

  • greenl4l  On October 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Green Living 4 Live.

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