Renewable Energy By Country 2021

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Renewable energy is energy that is collected from resources that do not deplete and are naturally replenished on a human timescale (are renewable). The seven types of renewable energy are solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, ocean, hydrogen, and biomass. Hydroelectric energy is the largest of these, followed by wind and solar power.

Renewable energy is booming. Renewable energy creates new jobs in a growing industry and promises clean energy to help preserve the Earth. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, transportation, rural energy services, and air and water heating/cooling.

Thirty nations around the world use renewable energy contributing more than 20% of energy supply. There are several places around the world with grids that are run almost exclusively on renewable energy. Iceland and Norway generate all of their electricity using renewable energy resources. At least 47 other nations generate over 50% of their electricity from renewable resources. Renewable energy technologies are often suited for rural or remote areas and developing countries, where energy deployment is applied in conjunction with further overall electrification.

Renewable energy industries are expected to grow over the coming decades, bringing with them energy security, economic benefits, and climate change mitigation. Systems are becoming more efficient and inexpensive while their share of total energy consumption is increasing. In 2019, more than two-thirds of all electricity capacity installed was renewable. It is predicted that by the end of 2020, the increase in consumption of oil and coal could end due to the increase in the use of renewable energy and natural gas.

While many countries around the world are shifting towards renewable energy resources, some countries are leading the way.

The first of these is Sweden, which has set its goal to eliminate fossil fuels from electricity generation entirely by the year 2040. While Sweden is increasing its use of solar, wind, smart grids, and clean transport, the country is also challenging other countries to beat them to their goal in order to encourage the rapid adoption of cleaner renewable energy.

Scotland is in the process of building the world’s largest floating wind farm. In October of 2018, 98% of Scotland’s electricity was generated by wind energy.

Iceland was the first country to propose 100% renewable energy in 1998. Iceland generates the most clean electricity per person in the world. Nearly 100% of Iceland’s energy comes from renewable sources, mainly from hydropower (72%) and geothermal (28%) energy.

Nicaragua has pledged to generate at least 90% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. In 2012, Nicaragua invested the fifth-largest percentage worldwide of its GDP in renewable energy.

Germany is a world leader in solar energy. At the beginning of 2018, Germany generated enough power from renewable sources to power every German household for one year. Germany’s goal is to get 65% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

Uruguay is almost 100% powered by renewable energy in less than 10 years of concerted effort. According to Ramón Méndez, Uruguay’s head of climate change policy, the country was able to accomplish this due to “clear decision-making, a supportive regulatory environment and a strong partnership between the public and private sector.”

Denmark set a world record in 2017 for the highest percentage of wind power achieved of 43%. Denmark gets over half of its electricity from solar and wind power and plans to be free of fossil fuels by 2050.

The United States has the second-highest installed wind energy capacity behind China and the fifth-highest installed solar PV capacity. Unfortunately, the United States is also one of the largest energy consumers in the world.

Despite being the world’s largest carbon emitter, China is becoming one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy, particularly in solar and wind. China is home to five of the world’s largest solar manufacturing plants and the largest manufacturer of the wind turbine. China plans to have 35% of its electricity come from renewable resources by 2030.

There are more leaders of renewable energy as well as many others who have adopted some type of renewable energy technology.

Renewable Energy By Country 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
China1,444,216,107
India1,393,409,038
United States332,915,073
Indonesia276,361,783
Pakistan225,199,937
Brazil213,993,437
Nigeria211,400,708
Bangladesh166,303,498
Russia145,912,025
Mexico130,262,216
Japan126,050,804
Ethiopia117,876,227
Philippines111,046,913
Egypt104,258,327
Vietnam98,168,833
Dr Congo92,377,993
Turkey85,042,738
Iran85,028,759
Germany83,900,473
Thailand69,950,850
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Tanzania61,498,437
Italy60,367,477
South Africa60,041,994
Kenya54,985,698
Myanmar54,806,012
South Korea51,305,186
Colombia51,265,844
Uganda47,123,531
Spain46,745,216
Argentina45,605,826
Sudan44,909,353
Algeria44,616,624
Ukraine43,466,819
Iraq41,179,350
Afghanistan39,835,428
Canada38,067,903
Poland37,797,005
Morocco37,344,795
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Uzbekistan33,935,763
Angola33,933,610
Peru33,359,418
Malaysia32,776,194
Mozambique32,163,047
Ghana31,732,129
Yemen30,490,640
Nepal29,674,920
Venezuela28,704,954
Madagascar28,427,328
Cameroon27,224,265
Ivory Coast27,053,629
North Korea25,887,041
Australia25,788,215
Niger25,130,817
Taiwan23,855,010
Sri Lanka21,497,310
Burkina Faso21,497,096
Mali20,855,735
Malawi19,647,684
Chile19,212,361
Romania19,127,774
Kazakhstan18,994,962
Zambia18,920,651
Syria18,275,702
Guatemala18,249,860
Ecuador17,888,475
Senegal17,196,301
Netherlands17,173,099
Cambodia16,946,438
Chad16,914,985
Somalia16,359,504
Zimbabwe15,092,171
Guinea13,497,244
Rwanda13,276,513
Benin12,451,040
Burundi12,255,433
Tunisia11,935,766
Bolivia11,832,940
Belgium11,632,326
Haiti11,541,685
South Sudan11,381,378
Cuba11,317,505
Dominican Republic10,953,703
Czech Republic10,724,555
Greece10,370,744
Jordan10,269,021
Azerbaijan10,223,342
Portugal10,167,925
Sweden10,160,169
Honduras10,062,991
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Tajikistan9,749,627
Hungary9,634,164
Belarus9,442,862
Papua New Guinea9,119,010
Austria9,043,070
Israel8,789,774
Switzerland8,715,494
Serbia8,697,550
Togo8,478,250
Sierra Leone8,141,343
Hong Kong7,552,810
Laos7,379,358
Paraguay7,219,638
Libya6,958,532
Bulgaria6,896,663
Lebanon6,769,146
Nicaragua6,702,385
Kyrgyzstan6,628,356
El Salvador6,518,499
Turkmenistan6,117,924
Singapore5,896,686
Denmark5,813,298
Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
Finland5,548,360
Norway5,465,630
Slovakia5,460,721
Oman5,223,375
Palestine5,222,748
Liberia5,180,203
Costa Rica5,139,052
Ireland4,982,907
Central African Republic4,919,981
New Zealand4,860,643
Mauritania4,775,119
Panama4,381,579
Kuwait4,328,550
Croatia4,081,651
Moldova4,024,019
Georgia3,979,765
Eritrea3,601,467
Uruguay3,485,151
Mongolia3,329,289
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
Jamaica2,973,463
Armenia2,968,127
Qatar2,930,528
Albania2,872,933
Puerto Rico2,828,255
Lithuania2,689,862
Namibia2,587,344
Gambia2,486,945
Botswana2,397,241
Gabon2,278,825
Lesotho2,159,079
North Macedonia2,082,658
Slovenia2,078,724
Guinea Bissau2,015,494
Latvia1,866,942
Bahrain1,748,296
Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Timor Leste1,343,873
Estonia1,325,185
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Eswatini1,172,362
Djibouti1,002,187
Fiji902,906
Reunion901,686
Comoros888,451
Guyana790,326
Bhutan779,898
Solomon Islands703,996
Macau658,394
Luxembourg634,814
Montenegro628,053
Western Sahara611,875
Suriname591,800
Cape Verde561,898
Maldives543,617
Malta442,784
Brunei441,532
Belize404,914
Guadeloupe400,020
Bahamas396,913
Martinique374,745
Iceland343,353
Vanuatu314,464
French Guiana306,448
New Caledonia288,218
Barbados287,711
French Polynesia282,530
Mayotte279,515
Sao Tome And Principe223,368
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Guam170,179
Curacao164,798
Kiribati121,392
Micronesia116,254
Grenada113,021
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Aruba107,204
Tonga106,760
United States Virgin Islands104,226
Seychelles98,908
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Isle Of Man85,410
Andorra77,355
Dominica72,167
Cayman Islands66,497
Bermuda62,090
Marshall Islands59,610
Northern Mariana Islands57,917
Greenland56,877
American Samoa55,100
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
Faroe Islands49,049
Sint Maarten43,412
Monaco39,511
Saint Martin39,234
Turks And Caicos Islands39,231
Liechtenstein38,250
San Marino34,017
Gibraltar33,698
British Virgin Islands30,421
Palau18,169
Cook Islands17,565
Anguilla15,117
Tuvalu11,931
Wallis And Futuna11,094
Nauru10,876
Saint Barthelemy9,907
Saint Pierre And Miquelon5,766
Montserrat4,977
Falkland Islands3,533
Niue1,619
Tokelau1,373
Vatican City800

Renewable Energy By Country 2021