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First bitcoin ETFs approved, renewables soar 50% in 2023

Renewable energy capacity jumps 50%, led by solar; SEC greenlights landmark bitcoin ETFs

Today ChatGPT read 1015 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 2 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.7] Global renewable energy capacity grew by 50% in 2023 — The Guardian

In 2023, global renewable energy capacity surged by 50% to 510 GW, marking the fastest growth in two decades, as reported by the International Energy Agency. Solar power, predominantly from China, represented three-quarters of this increase. The IEA predicts renewables could surpass coal in electricity generation by 2025 and cover over 42% by 2028. This progress aligns with climate targets set at the Cop28, aiming to triple renewable capacity by 2030 to reduce fossil fuel use.

[7.0] SEC approves first spot bitcoin ETFs — Financial Times

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has authorized the first spot bitcoin ETFs. Ten ETFs, including those from BlackRock, Invesco, Fidelity, Grayscale, and Ark Invest, received approval and are expected to begin trading soon. The SEC's decision marks a U-turn after resisting spot bitcoin ETFs for nearly a decade.

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