Wind and solar provide nearly 10% global output in H1

WIND POWER MONTHLY | Wind and solar accounted for nearly 10% of global electricity generation in the first half of the year, according to new analysis.

Many countries now generate about a tenth of their electricity from wind and solar, the analysts noted, but there are several key exceptions, including Russia (0.2%), Canada (5.3%) and South Korea (4.0%), energy research company Ember noted.

And since 2015 – the year the Paris Climate Agreement was signed – wind and solar have captured a five-percentage-point market share from coal.

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