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List of countries by renewable electricity production

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This is a list of countries and dependencies by electricity generation from renewable sources each year.

Renewables accounted for 28% of electric generation in 2021, consisting of hydro (55%), wind (23%), biomass (13%), solar (7%) and geothermal (1%). China produced 31% of global renewable electricity, followed by the United States (11%), Brazil (6.4%), Canada (5.4%) and India (3.9%).[1]

Renewable investment reached almost $500 billion globally in 2022,[2] amounting to 83% of new electric capacity that year.[3] The renewable energy industry employs almost 14 million people.[4]


Data are from IRENA unless otherwise specified, and are for the year 2021.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Select "Power Capacity and Generation" and then "Electricity generation". Select all for each category but only one year, and at the bottom select "Comma delimited with heading". "IRENASTAT Online Data Query Tool". IRENA. Retrieved 19 Dec 2023.
  2. ^ "A Record $495 Billion Invested in Renewable Energy in 2022". bnef.com. 2 Feb 2023. Retrieved 19 Dec 2023.
  3. ^ "Record Growth in Renewables Achieved Despite Energy Crisis". IRENA. 21 Mar 2023. Retrieved 19 Dec 2023.
  4. ^ "Renewables Jobs Nearly Doubled in Past Decade, Soared to 13.7 Million in 2022". IRENA. 28 Sep 2023. Retrieved 19 Dec 2023.