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Record 2016 Renewable Energy Levels Came 23% Cheaper Than 2015

April 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Nations Environment Programme published new figures Thursday which showed global renewable energy capacity additions in 2016 reached record levels, with 138.5 gigawatts (excluding large-hydro) deployed, despite global investment figures falling 23%, in line with sector-wide cost declines.


Cédric Philibert: “Our various scenarios all show a big future for renewables.”

January 19th, 2017 | by The Beam

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Cédric Philibert, a former science journalist who joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2000, following a tenure at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Here, Cédric Philibert talks about his work at the IEA and his perspective on the future of renewables



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