Renewable energy forecast to dominate global power sector growth by 2025


A windmill and the smoke from the Doel Nuclear power plant are seen from Antwerp harbor on February 7th, 2023, in Antwerp, Belgium.  | Image: Thierry Monasse / Getty Images

Nearly all of the world’s new electricity supply over the next few years will come from renewable and nuclear energy, pushing out fossil fuels and curbing climate pollution from electricity, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

“We are close to a tipping point”

Carbon pollution-free sources of energy are expected to meet more than 90 percent of new electricity demand globally through 2025. Most of that will come from renewables, including solar, wind, and hydropower. Nuclear energy is also seeing a modest resurgence, bolstering the agency’s bullishness on carbon-free power.

Those gains should loosen fossil fuel’s grip on electricity generation. After peaking in 2022, carbon dioxide emissions from the…

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