Renewables could oust fossil fuels to power the world by 2050


Employees clean up solar panels which will be exported to Sudan at a factory on October 16, 2020 in Ji an, Jiangxi Province of China.

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LONDON — Solar and wind energy could replace fossil fuels entirely to become the world’s power source by 2050, a new report has claimed.

Published Friday, the report from thinktank Carbon Tracker also predicted that if wind and solar power continued on their current growth trajectory, they would push fossil fuels out of the electricity sector by the mid-2030s.

Current technology gave the world the power to capture 6,700 Petawatt hours (PWh) of power from solar and wind energy, researchers claimed – more than…


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