Even More Renewable Energy
While the British government claims that we absolutely need fracking to make sure we have enough energy, renewables have been quietly increasing. The latest is that (see http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/01/renewable-energy-smashes-global-records-in-2015-report-shows?utm_medium=email&utm_source=nefoundation&utm_content=2+-+Read+more&utm_campaign=this-week-04-06&source=this-week-04-06 )
- Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity.
- Clean energy investment increased to $286bn (£198bn), with solar energy accounting for 56% of the total and wind power for 38%.
- Overall, more than twice as much money was spent on renewables than on coal and gas-fired power generation ($130bn in 2015), the REN21 global status reportfound.