📊 Wind and solar generated 10.3% of global electricity for the first time in 2021, rising from 9.3% in 2020
✔️ We would like to share with you the infographic based on data from Ember that shows the rise of wind and solar electricity over the last decade. Wind and solar generate over a tenth of the world’s electricity. Taken together, they are the fourth-largest source of electricity, behind coal, gas, and hydro. Moreover, RES provides great potential for lower prices and for energy independence on fossil fuels in the short and long term.
⚡️According to IEA, the new RES capacity is expected to exceed 300 GW worldwide this year. Furthermore, REPowerEU includes a proposal to raise the 2030 target for the share of renewables in final energy consumption to 45%.
⚡️In fact, 50 countries (26%) generated over a tenth of their electricity from wind and solar in 2021. Denmark and Uruguay achieved 52% and 47% respectively, leading the way in technology for high renewable grid integration. Ukraine gets 3% of its electricity from solar and wind.
📍However, due to the war that Russia has started against Ukraine, many RES facilities have been damaged, some of them are in the occupied territories and unable to work as before, but we as the Association see renewable energy as a key factor in Ukraine’s postwar reconstruction that will help us achieve carbon neutrality.