Sun, wind power make record 12% of world electricity

SOLAR and wind energy surged to make a record 12% of the world’s electricity in 2022, a climate think tank calculated in a report today, though coal remained the leading source globally.

The report provides the latest gauge of renewable energy growth as countries scramble to meet emissions targets to curb climate change and secure alternative power sources after gas-exporter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.