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Report shows solar, wind on the march as China surges

A new International Energy Agency forecast this morning projects that worldwide renewable energy capacity will grow by another 43 percent over the next five years amid surging solar increases in China and other factors.

Why it matters: The worldwide growth of solar and wind power is one of the various reasons why global carbon dioxide emissions have leveled off in recent years. Going forward, expansion of zero-carbon energy is key to efforts to avoid the most dangerous levels of global warming.

IEA, Renewables 2017: Analysis and Forecasts 2022; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios