By Kenny Stancil
Despite the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the world added a record amount of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, according to data released Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
<div id="1e049" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6a506a86dfdd474d0074cc1618a22064"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-twitter-tweet-id="1379008959231762436" data-partner="rebelmouse"><div style="margin:1em 0">The growth of renewables in 2020 tells a remarkable story of resilience & hope. Despite the uncertainties,… https://t.co/PXycDqano8</div> — Francesco La Camera (@Francesco La Camera)<a href="https://twitter.com/flacamera/statuses/1379008959231762436">1617616331.0</a></blockquote></div><p>Referring to 2020 as "the start of the decade of renewables," La Camera noted that "costs are falling, clean tech markets are growing, and never before have the benefits of the energy transition been so clear."</p><p>Though hydropower—responsible for more than 43% of the world's total renewable energy generation capacity—still constitutes the largest global source of clean energy, other sources are catching up; solar and wind contributed 127 GW and 111 GW of new installations, respectively, together accounting for 91% of the growth in renewables in 2020.</p>
<div id="97d02" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9a631f8526f6a868a2f468d0e889fc2a"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-twitter-tweet-id="1378992308209786881" data-partner="rebelmouse"><div style="margin:1em 0">🟢JUST RELEASED Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 report by @IRENA shows how #renewableenergy performed in 2020 - t… https://t.co/VPwW1snMcL</div> — IRENA (@IRENA)<a href="https://twitter.com/IRENA/statuses/1378992308209786881">1617612361.0</a></blockquote></div>
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