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IEA: Renewable generation capacity expected to climb by 1,200GW in next five years

first_imgIEA: Renewable generation capacity expected to climb by 1,200GW in next five years FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in four years. Its latest report predicts that by 2024 a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW, almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US.“This is a pivotal time for renewable energy,” said the IEA’s executive director, Fatih Birol. “Technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are at the heart of transformations taking place across the global energy system. Their increasing deployment is crucial for efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, reduce air pollution, and expand energy access.”The Guardian reported earlier this month that a renewable energy revolution could end the world’s rising demand for oil and coal in the 2020s, decades ahead of forecasts from oil and mining companies.Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown last year, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. However, Birol warned that the role of renewables in the global energy system would need to grow even faster if the world hopes to meet its climate targets.The IEA expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy because falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024, spurring further growth over the second half of the decade.More: Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years – reportlast_img read more

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Chelsea ahead of Manchester United & Arsenal in transfer race for Luka Jovic

first_img Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea: Press conference with Maurizio SarriTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:55FullscreenCardiff 1-2 Chelsea: Press conference with Maurizio Sarrihttps://metro.co.uk/video/cardiff-1-2-chelsea-press-conference-maurizio-sarri-1895850/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Spanish outlet Marca claim that while Barcelona and Real are keen on the 21-year-old, Chelsea are at the front of the queue among Jovic’s English suitors.ADVERTISEMENTEintracht will demand a monster fee for Jovic should they decide to sell this summer with some reports claiming the German side have set a £67million asking price.AdvertisementAdvertisementManchester City too are tracking Jovic, but Metro.co.uk understands the Sky Blues have been put off by Eintracht’s valuation.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Comment Chelsea ahead of Manchester United & Arsenal in transfer race for Luka Jovic Advertisementcenter_img A host of Premier League clubs are tracking Jovic (Picture: Getty)United have a host of striking options at the club, as do Arsenal who house Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in their squad.Chelsea are rumoured to be ready to re-start their search for a No.1 striker in the summer as on-loan forward Gonzalo Higuain has failed to impress.Any move for Jovic though could be blocked by the fact Chelsea are facing a two-window transfer ban.Fifa rejected Chelsea’s request to have their ban frozen during the appeal process.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Eintracht may cash in on Jovic this summer (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are leading Manchester United and Arsenal in the transfer race to sign Luka Jovic, reports say.Jovic is one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe having scored 23 goals in 37 appearances this season for Eintracht Frankfurt.Barcelona and Real Madrid are desperate to sign Jovic, who is on a two-year loan from Benfica. Eintracht will trigger an option to buy the Serbian permanently this summer. Coral BarryMonday 1 Apr 2019 12:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShareslast_img read more

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Mourinho requests FA hearing

first_img Mourinho had until 6pm on Monday to formally address the charges and on Friday intimated he would contest, with the FA understood to now be preparing for a personal hearing. The Portuguese was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy in stoppage time of the 1-0 loss at Villa Park after approaching the official. Mourinho went on to the pitch following a red card being shown to his player Ramires. It was the second time Mourinho had been sent to the stands this season. Following his sending-off against Cardiff in October, Mourinho accepted the charge and was fined £8,000. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Villa Park, with Mourinho dismissed after Ramires had been shown a red card for an over-the-top tackle on Karim El Ahmadi. As well as Ramires, Willian was sent off during the contest. The Chelsea manager came on to the pitch as a melee ensued involving players from both teams, with the substituted Gabriel Agbonlahor and Villa manager Paul Lambert also on the field of play. The Portuguese claimed he was only attempting to cool tempers and to ask Foy why he had not sent off Agbonlahor for accosting Ramires, but the referee was not interested and he dismissed the Chelsea manager. Mourinho also said he asked to speak to Foy in the referee’s room, but the request was turned down. The Blues boss then called on the Premier League not to appoint Foy for Chelsea matches. Mourinho was still seething at Foy on Saturday, even after the 6-0 defeat of Arsenal, as the loss conceded the initiative in the title race to Manchester City, who have games in hand over the Blues. Mourinho said: “Can we play against Aston Villa again? No. “The momentum was broken last Saturday. Somebody broke the momentum and now we are trying to build another momentum.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has requested a personal Football Association hearing and denied an improper conduct charge levelled at him following his dismissal in the controversial loss at Aston Villa earlier this month. Press Associationlast_img read more