European oil companies are largely targeting national markets with their renewables businesses, as developing countries struggle to access financing for their energy transitions.
Data shows the EU's pipeline of solar and wind is 1.2 times greater than existing capacity.
Lower capital expenditure, longer lifetimes and higher capacity will drive down the cost of all forms of wind power significantly in Europe by 2050, says Brussels-based trade association WindEurope.
The falling cost of renewables gives emerging economies a strong business case to power past coal in pursuit of a net-zero economy, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Clean energy advocates say citizen-owned solar and wind power is the best way to get community buy-in for renewables projects, but as feed-in tariffs are replaced by competitive auctions, citizen-led initiatives are decreasing in number.
Chile has masses of renewable energy potential, but its environmental and human rights record around energy projects is far from rosy. A new constitution being drawn up by independent candidates could be the opportunity for change.
The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.
Brown coal kills 32.8 people per terawatt hour (TWh) of power generated, versus 0.02 deaths per TWh of solar power.
Collaboration is key if the world is to massively scale up wind energy in the coming years, Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, tells Energy Monitor on Global Wind Day.
South Korea could have close to 5GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2028, making it the global leader with the UK and the US close behind.
Countries in the Global South need international public finance to support clean energy instead of the dash for gas as witnessed in recent years, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Building and maintaining wind turbines will create plenty of new jobs in the coming years, but the health and safety of employees must remain front and centre of all training, says the not-for-profit Global Wind Organisation.