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World of clean energy 'feasible' by mid-century

Monday 13 Oct 14 12:00pm

By TIM RADFORD.- A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible, it could double electricity supply by 2050 while actually reducing air and water pollution, according to new research.

Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than conventional power plants, and wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch to low-carbon energy.

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