Renewable power expanding faster than expected – IEA

Expansion in renewables capacity broke records in 2016, with large growth in Chinese solar capacity a big driver Expansion in renewables capacity broke records in 2016, with large growth in Chinese solar capacity a big driver.
By Andrew Walker 9 October 2017 0 27886
A bar chart of renewable energy capacity expansion by technology.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised up its expectations for the expansion of renewable energy because of faster-than-expected growth in the sector, according to its Renewables 2017 report. The IEA expects global renewable electricity capacity to expand by over 920 GW – an increase of 43% – between 2017 and 2022. 

A bar chart of new power capacity additions, 2016.

The IEA expects China to be responsible...

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