For me, the most striking chart from the report is this one:
There have been no new coal power stations built since 2013, and the chart shows gross additions to capacity, not net. Coal power stations have been closed. Most new capacity is now in renewables, and the rest is in gas. Renewables and gas go well together, because generation from gas can be dialled up or down quickly to compensate for fluctuations in the output of renewables, and in the USA, because of fracking, gas is cheap. (Remember, that while gas generators may have capacity factors of 60% plus, the capacity factors for wind and solar are half that.) Wind and solar are already cheaper than gas, even in the USA, where gas is cheaper than in the rest of the world. As the cost of storage falls, gas will be replaced by renewables, just as coal has been.
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