A success story! - Renewable energy 'smashes' records in 2015

The Guardian yesterday reported that renewable energy for last year has beaten global records, with an upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity.

Some of the facts:

• Around 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – this is the biggest ever annual increase.

• Clean energy investment increased to £198bn – 56% of this being solar energy, and 38 % wind power.

• More than twice as much money was spent on renewables than on coal and gas-fired generation.

• The UK saw a 25% rise in renewable energy investments last year.

Let’s hope to see continued success for 2016!

For the full story visit: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/01/renewable-energy-smashes-global-records-in-2015-report-shows

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