More renewables, please

There's a reason Santa gives naughty children coal in their stockings. It's the most contaminating non-renewable energy source. So, despite 2020 being an utter shit-show in most regards, one of the good things to emerge from this cursed year was an 8.3% decline in energy generation from coal.

Solar and wind, on the other hand, produced a record 10% of the world's electrical energy in the first half of 2020, despite a near-record drop in power need due to the pandemic. In the first six months of 2020, renewable energy represented 1129 terawatt hours, versus 992 terawatt hours in the first half of 2019.

While this is obviously good news, I am genuinely confused as to why renewable energy still generates only 10% of the global electricity. It seems like a no-brainer that renewables are the way forward.

Why do you think we're not switching to renewable energy at a faster pace?

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