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Renewables make gains in global power

Global renewables-based electricity generation increased by 7% year on year in 2018, outpacing the annual average for recent years Global renewables-based electricity generation increased by 7% year on year in 2018, outpacing the annual average for recent years.
By Andreas Walstad 4 April 2019 World / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34107
Year-on-year change in global renewables generation, 2018

Electricity generation from renewables grew by 7% year on year in 2018, up from an average annual growth rate since 2010 of 6%, data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows.

Year-on-year change in global power generation by source, 2018

Renewables including wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy now account for almost 25% of global power output, in second place after coal, the IEA noted.

China accounted for more than 40% of...