More than a third of the world’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a new record high. This is stated in the report of analysts from the organization International Renewable Energy Agency, which leads Gizmodo.
Between 2018 and 2019, the construction of new renewable energy facilities slowed down somewhat. But as different countries have built less new infrastructure for fossil fuel production, the share of renewable energy in expanding energy potential has increased.
According to analysts, 72% of all energy sources put into operation in 2019 were renewable.
Most of this growth occurred in Asia – 54% of the increase in the capacity of renewable energy sources. At the same time, more fossil fuel power plants were closed in the United States and Europe during this period than it was opened.
Researchers note that while the US and European countries are closing coal and oil and gas enterprises, this is not the best option for regions that need more energy to ensure that all people can meet their basic needs. For example, Africa, the poorest continent in the world, increased its renewable capacity last year by only 4%.