New Report Says Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030 Saves $4.2 TRILLION
Key benefits of doubling renewables:
It would limit average global temperature rise to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels (when coupled with energy efficiency);
It would avoid up to 12 gigatonnes of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2030 – five times higher than what countries have pledged to reduce through renewable energy in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs);
It would result in 24.4 million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2030, compared to 9.2 million in 2014;
It would reduce air pollution enough to save up to 4 million lives per year in 2030;
It would boost the global GDP by up to USD 1.3 trillion.
Click here to read the full report by The International Renewable Energy Agency: http://www.irena.org/News/Description.aspx?NType=A&mnu=cat&PriMenuID=16&CatID=84&News_ID=1443