Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’

Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report.

A full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight! – Polluting fuels could lose 10% of market share to solar power and clean cars within a decade as a result of falling prices in solar panels and electric cars.

The cost of solar energy has fallen by 85% in the past seven years and it is expected that by 2040 solar supply will generate 23% of global power.

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However, cutting carbon from roads and the power sector may not be enough to achieve international climate targets agreed at the Paris Agreement.

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