Greening global power is a slow burn

When will renewables reach a serious level in the world's total electricity mix? It could come down to the performance of solar and the ambitious targets of emerging economies.

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Serious entrenchment of wind and solar in the world's power supply looks decades off unless China and India can beat already ambitious targets, through cost cuts, as meteoric growth in developed countries slows.               

The renewable energy sector has been on the back foot in the past 12 months, as the financial crisis and falling subsidies created over-capacity in solar panels and wind turbines.

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