Wind and solar installations grew at pace in 2021 Wind and solar-generated 10% of global electricity for the first time in 2021, a new analysis shows. Fifty countries get more than a tenth of their power from wind and solar sources, according to research from Ember, a climate and energy think tank. As the world’s economies rebounded from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, demand for energy soared. Demand for electricity grew at a record pace. This saw a surge in coal power, rising at the fastest rate since 1985. Heatwaves redefined in England over climate change UK’s rainfall records rescued by volunteer army Pressure grows for global deal to save nature The research shows the growth in the need for electricity last year was the equivalent of adding a new India to the world’s grid. Image caption, Wind turbine blades being made ready for export […]