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Report: Fraction of renewable energy could be doubled

9:03 AM MST | January 24, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The fraction of renewable energy in the global energy mix could be increased to 30% or more by 2030, double the level today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi) says in a report, "REmap 2030: A renewable energy roadmap.” This figure is the result of an analysis of 26 countries, which between them account for 75% of world energy consumption. Doubling the fraction of renewable energy would not lead to additional costs, considered from an overall economic perspective, Irena says. The economic case for renewable energy is...

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