"Dozens of clean energy records have been shattered across the United States in the a year ago and a half", said co-author Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of NRDC's energy program.
"We expect that solar PV capacity growth will be higher than any other renewable technology through 2022."According to the IEA's report on Wednesday, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity in 2016".
Specifically, the EIA predicted that the country's solar energy capacity would only increase by less than 1 GW (gigawatt) - a blindingly baffling prediction, not simply because the end result was actually 46-times the forecast figure. The price is half what new wind farms were built for just two years ago, and means off shore wind power will be cheaper than nuclear energy in the United Kingdom for the first time.
The agency sees renewable power generation rising by more than a third to 8,169 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2022 - from around 6,012 TWh in 2016 - which is equivalent to the combined electricity consumption of China, India and Germany. With strong support from China, which accounted for almost half of this total, solar photovoltaic growth was faster than any fuel worldwide - passing net growth in coal as the graph below shows. Over the next half decade, the world will install half as much renewable energy as the current entire global capacity of coal power.
He added that the current generation is experiencing the birth of new era in solar PV. "We expect that solar photovoltaic capacity growth will be higher than any other renewable technology through 2022". And for the first time in USA history, wind and solar energy made up more than 10 percent of all monthly electricity generation.
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With his effort against the Hawkeyes, Barkley became the seventh player in Penn State history to have 3,000 career rushing yards. More than a smattering of boos could be heard at Kinnick Stadium as the swarming Nittany Lions defense was in total command.
India restricts Australia to below par 242
The 22-year-old managed to take seven wickets , including a hat-trick, in the four matches he played against Australia . Rohit hailed the bowlers for restricting Australia to 242 which hardly proved a challenge for the Indian batsmen.
Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid and Wales with calf injury
The Madrid boss felt the Spain attacking midfielder was wise to praise Ronaldo as an example to follow as he continues to develop. So now with Espanyol coming to the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will be hoping that their fortunes will change for the better.
Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games
Still, there was an argument to be made that the series loss was an isolated incident, and the Cardinals future remained bright. The third baseman doubled home a run in the 11th inning Thursday night, giving the Cubs a 2-1 victory.
Oil Hits Highest $58.37
The major oil producers' production cut deal has supported crude oil prices since November 2016 . Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its data.
El Capitan climbers: Yosemite rock fall is biggest in memory
The first rockfall on weds, unfortunately killed one climber and injured another who were on the ground about to start climbing. Another massive rockfall near El Capitan has closed down Northside Drive on the valley floor in Yosemite National Park .
Iraqi Kurdistan referendum, illegitimate: Pre. Erdogan
Turkey is honest in voicing opposition to Iran's some policies, particularly in Syria, Iraq, and Gulf region, Cavusoglu said . The ceremony was also attended by officials from Iran and Turkey. "Meetings will be held to discuss the details", he said.
Somali suspect had ISIS flag in vehicle
Mr Knecht said the name of the driver was close to the name of the registered owner of the auto that hit the officer. He said the truck "deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians" during the police chase, media reported.