According to a new analysis by energy think tank Ember, the world reached a renewable energy milestone in 2021: wind and solar power together accounted for a record one-tenth of global electricity use.
Solar generation rose 23% last year, and wind by 14%.
The report looked at electricity-generation data for 75 countries, which represent 93% of the global power demand.
All forms of non-fossil fuel clean energy – including wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear, and biofuels – accounted for a total of 38% of the world’s electricity generated in 2021.
That share was higher than coal, which generated 36% of the world’s electricity.
Excerpt from SUN DAY Campaign‘s March 31, 2022 issue.