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Wind and Solar Double Global Share of Power in Five Years

  • Coal’s share of the power mix fell as renewables boomed
  • Pace of transition needs to speed up to hit climate goals
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Wind and solar energy doubled its share of the global power mix over the last five years, moving the world closer to a path that would limit the worst effects of global warming.

The sources of renewable energy made up nearly 10% of power in most parts of the world in the first half of this year, according to analysis from U.K. environmental group Ember.