"China's renewables growth is largely driven by concerns about air pollution and capacity targets that were outlined in the country's 13th five-year plan to 2020", the agency said in the report.
In 2016, net additions to renewable energy capacity - including hydropower, solar, wind, bioenergy, wave and tidal - set another world record, growing by 165 gigawatts (GW), 6 per cent more than in 2015, the report said.
For the first time ever, there were more grid additions from solar power than another other type of fuel, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. That production will be equal to about half the globe's coal power capacity, in a fraction of the time it took to build all that coal power.
The recognition in China dominating PV installations, which accounted for around 50% of total in 2016 was another positive but the IEA claimed that the "growing cost of renewable subsidies and grid integration issues remain two important challenges to further expansion". "This marks a turning point and underpins our more optimistic solar PV forecast".
"What we are witnessing is the birth of a new era in solar PV (photovoltaic)", IEA executive director, Fatih Birol, said in a new report.
Globally, China and India lead renewable capacity growth projections.
The US and India are also expected to drive renewables growth. As Dr. Paolo Frankl, one of the lead authors on the report, said on a call to reporters, "In one year, China will install the equivalent of the total history of solar development in Germany".
The IEA added that Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) and wind together represent 90 per cent of India's capacity growth as auctions yielded some of the world's lowest prices for both technologies.
The US is the second largest market for renewables, but there is uncertainty in the future over federal tax reforms, worldwide trade and energy policy, the report said.
The share of renewables in power generation will reach 30 per cent in 2022, up from 24 per cent in 2016. By 2022, clean energy will produce much more electricity than gas and inch even closer to closing the gap with coal. As a whole, renewables represented almost two-thirds of new electricity capacity additions previous year, far outshining coal and natural gas growth.
Among the symptoms experienced by affected diplomats are hearing loss, headaches, trouble sleeping and balancing difficulties. This comes after the US ordered most of its own personnel out of Havana, citing attacks targeting American Embassy employees.
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook but operated as a separate entity, is also popular in emerging markets. There is a stickler; Messenger Lite is available on Android only, with no plans by Facebook to offer it on iOS .
If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency. Wolfe said he hoped to load the DC-8 with 100,000 pounds of food, water, medicine, and other relief supplies.
They are identical, but they have the suffix of _b.png and happen to be correlated with a device referred to as "google-home-big". If the name is anything to go by, the Google Pixelbook is going to be a brand new Chromebook from Google itself.
Only Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail and Sarfraz Ahmed registered double figures as the whole batting unit fell apart. Herath: I have no idea, but I have played more games against them (on taking 100 wickets against Pakistan ).
The 70 year old told the parole board that he wanted to live in Florida, and faces parole supervision for another five years. Then, there was his infamous 1994 acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman .
The Google Home Max has a fabric design for the grille, with the speaker available in two color options - chalk and charcoal. Thanks to Voice Match, you'll be able to quickly speak tasks and control smart home appliances around the house.
The most immediate differences are the phones' glass backs for wireless charging support: gone are the aluminium unibody chassis. His recent survey of 4,000 consumers found strong demand for the iPhone X and especially for the most expensive configuration.
Kicker Matt Ammendola had two chip-shot field goal attempts - one from 22 yards and one from 18 - clang off the right upright. During the bye week, coach Mike Gundy's squad must clean up some of the issues that popped up against the Red Raiders.
We'll have more details later today from San Francisco where Microsoft is showing off its mixed reality devices. Halo: Recruit will also be available as a free download along with the Creators Update on october 17 .
And he had taken that form onto the global stage as he bagged for Spain for Spain against Italy at the beginning of September. And now Antonio Conte's worst nightmare has been realised after discovering the damage is worse than first feared.
The T-45 Goshawk training jet crashed Sunday afternoon in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles southwest of Knoxville. Two pilots were killed when a T-45 training jet crashed in Eastern Tennessee on Sunday, the U.S.
Monday forecast: partly sunny, high 75
The high will be near 81 with a south wind of 11 to 15 miles per hour , gusting as high as 21 miles per hour . New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Hockey analyst Dave Strader dies
In April, the Hockey Hall of Fame presented Strader with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions as a broadcaster. More importantly, he was a tremendous husband, father, grandfather and friend and we will miss him deeply.
Dolphins vs. Saints: Five things to watch
I want to see if the Saints can pull even at 2-2 and validate their big road win at Carolina in Week 3 going into their bye week. The Saints quarterback found Michael Thomas in the third quarter before a shovel pass to Alvin Kamara in the dying minutes.