Solar and wind power can limit global warming to 1.5C

Solar and wind power can grow enough to limit global warming to 1.5C if the 10-year average compound growth rate of 20 per cent can be maintained to 2030, according to a new report.

Independent climate think tank Ember announced the news on Wednesday, adding that solar generation rose 23 per cent globally in 2021, while wind supply gained 14 per cent over the same period.

Together, both renewable sources accounted for 10.3 per cent of total global electricity generation, up 1 per cent from 2020.

The Netherlands, Australia and Vietnam had the fastest growth rates for the renewable sources, switching around 10 per cent of their electricity demand from fossil fuels to wind and solar in the last two years, they said.

Source: Euronews