2015 was a record year for investments in renewables, according to the Renewables Global Status Report.

According to Ren21, the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network, an estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity was added in 2015, recording the largest annual increase ever. Moreover, renewable heat capacity increased by around 38 gigawatts-thermal (GWth), and total biofuels production also rose.

“The fact that we had 147GW of capacity, mainly of wind and s...

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