Energy Transition

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look like

Switching to renewable energy could prevent 4 to 7 million deaths from air pollution annually worldwide. Image: Unsplash/Science in HD

Johnny Wood

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Wind, solar and hydro power could replace fossil fuels by 2050. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Energy generation could reach more than 21 trillion kilowatt hours by 2050 Image: Statista
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