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10 incredible renewable energy stats from around the globe

The Motley Fool Logo By Maxx Chatsko of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 12: If humanity wants to limit the rate of climate change and reduce its impact on the natural environment, then it needs to transition to clean and renewable sources of electricity within the next several decades. Good news: we're well on the way.In fact, the growth of renewable energy routinely outpaces long-term projections from major regulatory bodies. The gap between expectation and reality will only continue to grow as the cost of installing wind and solar farms falls well below that of fossil fuel generation. To prove that a renewable future is possible sooner than many think, simply consider how we got here -- and where we're headed in the next decade -- with these 10 incredible renewable energy stats.ALSO READ: Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

The world is turning to renewable energy

If humanity wants to limit the rate of climate change and reduce its impact on the natural environment, then it needs to transition to clean and renewable sources of electricity within the next several decades. Good news: We're well on the way.

In fact, the growth of renewable energy routinely outpaces long-term projections from major regulatory bodies. The gap between expectation and reality will only continue to grow as the cost of installing wind and solar farms falls well below that of fossil fuel generation. To prove that a renewable future is possible sooner than many think, simply consider how we got here -- and where we're headed in the next decade -- with these 10 incredible renewable energy stats.

Click ahead to explore the rise of renewable energy in electricity markets far and wide.

ALSO READ: Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

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