SDG 13: Climate Action

Renewable energy is cheaper than previously thought, says a new report - and could be a gamechanger in the climate change battle


Wind turbines, which act as a renewable source of energy, used to produce electricity. Image: Thomas Richter/Unsplash

Johnny Wood
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Costs and projection of costs of renewable energy from 1980-2040. Image: INET

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Technologies that become cheaper with increasing production enter a virtuous cycle.
Renewable energy cycle. Image: Our World in Data
Electricity from renewables became cheaper as we increased capacity - electricity from nuclear and coal did not.
Renewable energy prices. Image: Our World in Data

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