Rise in the share of renewables in Australia’s power mix between 2000 and 2021.
The share of renewables in the global power mix remained stable between 2020 and 2021, at 28.1%, above 2019 levels (26.3%).
After an important increase between 2019 and 2020 (+1.75 points), the global renewable power generation remained stable in 2021. The share of renewables in the power mix is particularly high in countries with large hydropower resources such as Brazil, Canada, Sweden or Norway (over 2/3 of the electricity generated). However, this share has been rising recently, as ambitious renewable policies and the continuous fall in the costs of solar and wind technologies have contributed to a surge in renewable power generation - especially since 2010 - in Europe (especially in the UK (+33 percentage points to 41%), Germany (+24 pts. to 41%) and the Netherlands (+23 pts. to 33%)), China (+10 pts. to 29%), the United States (+10 pts. to 21%), Australia (+18 pts. to 27%), in South Korea and in South Africa (+7 pts. to 9% each). Overall, since 2010, the share of renewable energy sources (including hydropower) within the global power generation mix rose by 8 pts. to over 28% of the power mix.
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