The share of renewables in the global power mix has increased by 10 percentage points since 2010 to nearly 30%.
In 2022, the share of renewables in the global power mix increased again (+1.5 pt.) to 30%, i.e., 10 pts. above the 2010 level. The share of renewables in the power mix is historically high in countries with large hydroelectricity resources such as Brazil, Colombia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden or Norway (over 2/3 of the electricity generated). In other countries, ambitious renewable policies and the falling electricity production costs for solar and wind technologies have spurred renewable power generation and contributed to significantly increase the share of renewables in the power mix. In Europe, it has grown by 18 pts. since 2010 to 43%, with strong increases in the UK (+36 pts. to 43%), the Netherlands (+30 pts. to 40%), Germany (+27 pts. to 44%), and Türkiye (+15 pts. to 42%). The share of renewables in the power mix also rose by 22 pts. to 31% in Australia, by 14 pts. in Chile to 55%, by 12 pts. each in the US (to 22%), China (to 31%), Japan (to 22%), and Thailand (to 18%), and by 8 pts. in South Africa (to 10%).
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