Rise in share of wind and solar in power generation

According to a report by Ember, a London-based energy think-tank, the share of wind and solar energy generation in India increased from 3 per cent of the total power generation in 2015 to 10 per cent in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, the share of coal power fell from 77 per cent to 68 per cent during the same period. As per the report, wind and solar generation grew by 13 per cent in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year in India. Meanwhile, wind and solar generation experienced a 14 per cent growth globally. While wind and solar energy generated 9.7 per cent of the country’s electricity, they contributed a similar share of 9.8 per cent globally. The report titled “Wind and solar now generate one-tenth of global electricity” reveals that India’s coal generation fell 14 per cent in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

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