Which country is the world leader in renewable energy in 2021?

16 Aralık 20212 dk okuma

Norway is the country with the highest share of renewable energy in the world, according to new data.
A study by the energy tariff comparison platform Utility Bidder reveals the top 20 countries in clean energy and the countries that rely most on fossil fuels.
The fossil fuels measured were coal, oil, and natural gas, while renewable sources were biofuels and waste, wind, solar, and hydro. Figures are from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
While 56% of Norway's total energy use comes from renewable sources, the UK ranks 20th for clean energy with just 13%.
What do Norway, Brazil and New Zealand have in common?
All three of these countries are world leaders when it comes to renewable energy. They placed first, second and third in the ranking, respectively.
Norway benefits from hydropower more than any other country in the world – it alone accounts for 45 percent of its supply. The Scandinavian country is known for its many steep valleys and rivers, as well as increased rainfall due to climate change, which means hydropower is plentiful.
With the second highest renewable energy source, Brazil is a leader in biofuels and waste energy. These resources make up 32 percent of the total energy supply.
It is the second largest producer of ethanol fuel and is the industry leader, with sugarcane-based ethanol touted as the most successful alternative fuel to date.
Renewable energy sources account for 42 percent of New Zealand's energy supply. It is the world leader in wind and solar energy, which accounts for 25 percent of its energy supply.
Situated on the path of the 'Roaring Forties' with a series of strong and sustained westerly winds, the country is in a perfect location for wind power. It also has ample sunlight for solar power and has a growing market for solar hot water heating systems.
Which are the five countries most dependent on fossil fuels?
With 98 percent reliance on fossil fuels, Singapore turns out to be the worst in the world.
The country uses the highest proportion of oil in the world by total energy supply, with fossil fuels accounting for 73 percent of its energy supply. It is home to major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil due to its ideal trading location and perceived safe environment.
Singapore is followed by Australia with 93 percent and South Africa with 91 percent.
Luxembourg and the Netherlands jointly rank fourth and fifth with 90 percent dependence on fossil fuels.
The Netherlands has the highest natural gas supply among any other country on the list. Fifty percent of this comes from the Groningen gas field, the largest in Europe.
However, the Dutch government has committed to stop regular production from the Groningen field until 2022.

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