We Need a Total Fossil Fuel Lockdown for a Climate Revolution

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released recently. The journey towards climate disaster continues, …

REN21: Solar PV ‘Star Performer’ in 2016

According to a new analysis of data, last year solar was the “star performer” in terms of new electricity generation, as renewables once again outstripped fossil fuels. The annual survey by REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, found that “Newly installed renewable power capacity set new …

Record Amounts of Green Energy Added to Global Grid in 2016

The world is still building new wind and solar farms at breakneck speed despite a slowdown in investment coming into the sector, new figures published today by REN21 reveal. A record 161GW of new clean energy capacity was added to the grid in 2016, bumping up global capacity by nine …

Report Shows that Renewable Energy Smashes Global Records in 2015

An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating …