Solar and wind power can grow enough to limit global warming to 1.5C if the 10-year average compound growth rate of 20% can be maintained to 2030, independent climate think tank Ember said in a report on Wednesday. Solar generation rose 23% globally in 2021, while wind supply gained 14% over the same period. Together, both renewable sources accounted for 10.3% of total global electricity generation, up 1% from 2020, data from Ember showed. The Netherlands, Australia, and Vietnam had the fastest growth rates for renewable sources, switching around 10% of their electricity demand from fossil fuels to wind and solar in the last two years, they said. “If these trends can be replicated globally, and sustained, the power sector would be on track for 1.5-degree goal,” Ember said in their report. The main issue currently slowing the growth rate is on-the-ground […]