The number of gigawatts of electricity that comes from renewable sources is growing rapidly and could reach more than 10 GW in 2020, according to new research from the World Resources Institute.
The number has increased every year since 2009, the group says in a report, and now sits at more than 5.5 GW, or almost one-third of global electricity production.
“This is a critical milestone for renewable energy,” said the report’s co-author Michael Hewitt, who is also a professor of energy at UC Berkeley.
The world’s renewables production is growing faster than any other sector.
It now accounts for about one-quarter of total energy consumption in 2030.
The report comes as the U.S. and Europe are grappling with a global economic downturn, with many businesses shutting down and thousands of factories shuttered.
That has spurred calls for new energy sources to help keep electricity flowing.
In its report, the WRI says that renewables are making up a smaller portion of the global electricity mix than they did a decade ago.
It’s a “critical moment,” Hewitt said, “when we have the opportunity to make renewables competitive again.”
The WRI has been studying the impact of renewable energy on the world energy system since 2005.
Hewitt and his team studied global energy systems in 2025, the last year for which data was available.
They found that, on average, renewable energy generated less than 10 percent of global energy consumption, down from an average of 16 percent in 2000.
It also had a smaller impact on global energy supply, the report found.
Wind energy accounts for just under 20 percent of total power generation in the world.
Solar energy is about 6 percent, bioenergy is about 4 percent, and nuclear power is 2 percent.
The WPI’s analysis shows that the proportion of renewables worldwide grew by 0.7 percent from 2010 to 2020.
The trend is particularly pronounced for wind energy, which increased by 4.5 percent.
“Wind has been growing rapidly over the past few years, and that has been especially true for solar, because solar is getting a lot of attention in the news, and wind has also been getting a ton of attention, especially with the recent nuclear shutdowns,” Hewett said.
“I think that this is a major opportunity for renewable to make a comeback.”
The report found that renewables accounted for about 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of the worldwide electricity supply in 2020.
“As the world becomes more energy-secure, renewables will continue to grow,” Hewet said.
The new data will help policymakers make policy decisions about renewable energy, the researchers said.
They also hope to use the report to push for the development of policies that encourage more renewables to be built, including incentives for building them in the form of subsidies.
“There are huge opportunities for renewables to play a major role in meeting our climate and energy needs,” Hewetts said.
While solar power has been on the rise, nuclear power has lagged behind renewables in the United States.
The authors note that the country has been adding nuclear power plants and has been building more nuclear power stations than it’s ever built.
But the authors say that, at the same time, the cost of nuclear has dropped in recent years, as new reactors are built.
Renewable energy is a growing share of the country’s electricity mix, but the WPI expects it to account for only about one third of total global power generation by 2040.
Renewables account for about half of global wind power generation, but only about 5 percent of all wind power in the U., Europe, and Asia.
In 2020, wind energy accounted for less than 1 percent of U..
S.-based power generation.
In 2030, wind accounted for just over 4 percent of wind power.
Wind is the largest component of the U, European, and Asian economies.
The United States, China, and India account for roughly 80 percent of the energy that comes into the world from renewable energy sources, according the WGI.
In China, renewable power accounted for 14 percent of electricity in 2020 and 17 percent in 2030, the study found.
But in 2020 there was a lot less solar and wind power compared to 2030.
In the United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Russia, solar accounted for 15 percent of renewable electricity in 2040 and 13 percent in 2020; wind accounted only for 8 percent.
In 2021, renewables accounted only about 4.8 percent of Chinese electricity, but rose to 14 percent in 2035.
The U.K. saw a rapid increase in the amount of wind and solar power during the past decade, but it still only accounted for 3 percent of energy in 2020 compared to more than 15 percent in the UK and about 5.7 per cent in India.
China and India have been working hard to get more renewable energy into the market, but their power generation has lags behind the United Nations.
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