How wind and solar drove a record fall in coal power in 2020 - and why it's nowhere near enough

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Coal-fired power generation is declining - but not fast enough, analysis from Ember suggests
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Coal-fired power generation is declining - but not fast enough, analysis from Ember suggests

Analysis from energy think tank Ember celebrates a record fall in coal-fired power generation through 2020, but warns the global energy system remains far from alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement

Wind and solar soared to new generation heights during 2020, contributing to a record fall in global coal-fired power generation of over four per cent, new research released today reveals. However,...

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