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May 10, 2024

Electricity from clean sources reaches 30% of global total

  • Solar was the main factor in adding clean energy to the global electricity grid.
  • By ISABELLA O'MALLEY
    Associated Press

    Billions of people are using different kinds of energy each day and 2023 was a record-breaking year for renewable energy sources — ones that don't emit planet-warming pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane — according to a report published Wednesday by Ember, a think tank based in London.

    For the first time, 30% of electricity produced worldwide was from clean energy sources as the number of solar and wind farms continued to grow fast.


     
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