Only a few renewables projects continue without government subsidies
Only a few renewables projects continue without government subsidies

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The world added more solar capacity in 2017 than all new coal, gas and nuclear electricity-generating plants combined. That’s the headline conclusion of a report on how much banks, private investors and utility companies invested in renewables last year.

While that sounds promising, on closer examination there are some worrying numbers in the same report. They reveal that in most of the world, investment over the past few years has either changed little or fallen, often because of cutbacks in subsidies – showing that despite getting …

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New Scientist – Earth