Share of wind and solar in electricity production

The share of wind and solar energies grew rapidly and steadily (0.7 point)

Breakdown by country (%)

World

23.5%

Share of wind and solar in electricity production in Spain in 2016.

The share of wind and solar energies grew rapidly and steadily (0.7 point)

The share of wind and solar energies in electricity production has grown in line with the performance of 2015 (0.7 point).
Commissioning of large wind capacity over the recent years brought wind production upward.
Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, the Netherlands, Turkey and the USA recorded the highest hikes in 2016.
The European countries, which have led the global renewable development in the 2000’s thanks to aggressive support policies, have recorded the lowest progress in 2016.

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