2021 was a record-breaking year as solar and wind hit 10 percent of global electricity generation

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.


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