Renewable energy sets new global supply record
Renewable energy capacity last saw its largest annual increase ever, 10 gigawatts (GW) of new generation installed worldwide.
That’s according the latest Renewables Global Status Report from renewable energy coalition REN21.
The report states that in 2016, renewable energy provided nearly 20 percent of the world’s final power consumption.
Most of the new growth came from developing countries, with China remaining the single largest developer of renewable power and heat since 2011.
Global additions of renewable power capacity outpaced all (net) fossil fuel capacity combined, accounting for around 62 percent of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2016.