Wind and solar generate over a tenth of the world’s electricity. Taken together, they are the fourth-largest source of electricity, behind coal, gas, and hydro.
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Wind energy is the largest source of renewable electricity in North America. This graphic maps U.S. states by wind electricity generation.
Electricity generated by wind and solar helped to force a record fall in global coal power in 2020. Renewables rose by 15% while coal use dropped...
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