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batteries boom enables world to get HALF of electricity from wind and solar by 2050

Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and batteries      London and New York, June 19, 2018 – Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by


Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new and rapidly developing roles for batteries London and New York, March 28, 2018 – Coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity generation

Wind and solar could meet most but not all U.S. electricity needs

Washington, DC—Wind and solar power could generate most but not all electricity in the United States, according to an analysis of 36 years of weather data by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira, and three Carnegie-affiliated energy experts: Matthew Shaner, Steven Davis (of University of California Irvine), and Nathan Lewis (of Caltech). Right now, about 38 percent of

Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

Dramatic price drops for solar and wind electricity set to continue as cost reduction drivers shift Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 June 2016 – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable