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State and regional governments lead on renewable electricity generation

Posted On: 21 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Climate Group

State and regional governments lead on renewable electricity generation

75 states and regions are generating 45% of their electricity from renewable sources
States and regions have, on average, reduced emissions by 14% as global emissions continue to rise
The Climate Group and CDP call for states and regions to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2030 and beyond to limit global heating to 1.5˚C
LONDON, UK : State and regional governments around the world are advancing the global transition to renewable electricity, according to a new report released today by international non-profits The Climate Group and CDP, ahead of the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in December .
The Global States and Regions Annual Disclosure 2019, the most comprehensive account of state and regional climate action released to date, summarises data from 124 states and regions from 35 countries, representing US $17 trillion - 20% of the global economy, with a combined population of 669 million people.
It reveals that 75 states and regions are now powering their...

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