Policy, climate, war make 2022 ‘pivot year’ for clean energy


              FILE - A worker leaves a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022. Germany, a strong advocate of clean energy, turned to coal and oil to address its short term power needs. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - Vehicles move down Altamont Pass Road with wind turbines in the background in Livermore, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022. The past year saw major governments around the world green lighting ambitious renewable energy policies. The United States signed into law its Inflation Reduction Act. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
            
              FILE - Solar panels on Germany's biggest floating photovoltaic plant produce energy under a blue sky on a lake in Haltern, Germany, May 3, 2022. Germany, a strong advocate of clean energy, turned to coal and oil to address its short term power needs. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - Beachgoers walk near wind turbines along the coast of Pingtan in Southern China's Fujian province, on Aug. 6, 2022. China announced ambitious schemes to enable the country to meet its 2030 clean energy goals five years ahead of schedule. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            
              FILE - Coal is being stored for the Maitree Super Thermal Power Project near the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, in Rampal, Bangladesh, Oct. 17, 2022. A power plant will start burning coal as part of Bangladesh's plan to meet its energy needs and improve living standards, officials say. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon, File)
            
              FILE - A solar power plant works in the Pavagada Tumkur district, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, India, Sept. 15, 2022. The past year saw major governments around the world green lighting ambitious renewable energy policies. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
            
              FILE - Steam rises from the coal-fired power plant near wind turbines in Niederaussem, Germany, as the sun rises on Nov. 2, 2022. Germany, a strong advocate of clean energy, turned to coal and oil to address its short term power needs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Policy, climate, war make 2022 ‘pivot year’ for clean energy