Solar is to help renewables become the “dominant force” of Great Britain’s energy mix by as early as next year, a new report has found. Energy monitoring firm EnAppSys has said that renewables looks set to become the most prolific source of power in the 2020 calendar year. It predicts that combined, renewables will generate around 121.3TWh of electricity in that year compared to about 105.6TWh of power from coal and gas-fired plant, figures which EnAppSys has reached by studying current trends. Solar PV, the firm states, recorded a 22% increase in generation in 2018 alone having spent large amounts of the spring and summer basking in unprecedented levels of sunshine.
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The latest annual update from BloombergNEF (BNEF) has provided a dose of good and bad news for the global green economy, as investment levels remained close to historic highs and renewables deployment continued to rise last year, but overall clean energy investment dipped eight per cent. The influential analyst firm today published its annual clean energy investment update, confirming global investment hit $332.1bn last year marking the fifth year in a row when investment has topped $300bn.
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