Where solar and wind power are thriving (we’re third)

By Niall McCarthy

Friday August 21, 2020


Independent climate think tank Ember has published a new report showing that wind and solar power accounted for 10% of global electricity generation in the first six months of 2020. That figure represents an impressive leap on the situation five years ago, when it accounted for just 5%.

Germany is well above the global figure, with wind and solar generating an impressive 42% of its electricity from January through June of this year. The UK has also made strides in recent years, and its figure is 33%. The world’s strongest economies still have work do, with wind and solar generating 12% of U.S. electricity, along with 10% in China, India and Japan.

This article is curated from the World Economic Forum.

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