Bright future dawns for renewable energy
WWF is calling for more investment in renewable energy and decrease investment in coal, oil and gas.
India has announced major new commitments on renewable energy, including the world’s largest solar power programme, which will also reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Ahead of the Peru climate summit in November, government committed to double the share of renewable energy from 6 to 15% of its electricity mix by 2020, and aims to establish the world’s largest solar programme with 100GW capacity.
A WWF report predicts a bright future for renewable energy in Latin America based on impressive achievements in exploiting natural resources. Green Energy Leaders cites Costa Rica’s target of 100% renewable power by 2021, and Brazil’s expanding wind energy sector as just some of the successes contributing to the region’s status as a clean energy technology hub.