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Climate Change Energy

Renewable Energy to Pass Natural Gas Globally by 2016.

The latest forecast from the International Energy Agency predicts that by 2016 the global electricity production from renewables will exceed that from natural gas. China, Brazil, and India are leading the shift to renewables; China invested $58.4 billion in 2012 and added 19.2 GW in capacity, compared to $30.4 billion and 16.9 GW for the US. Impeding the shift to renewables in the US is the natural gas boom, with greater use of shale gas possible in Europe. Complicating the energy picture is the increased estimate of recoverable oil and natural gas and the uncertain energy policies of the developed countries


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