According to a report by analytics company Ember in 2022, solar and wind power plants together provided 12% of the world’s electricity needs. This is a record.
However, it is too early to rejoice, because the share of electricity obtained from the burning of traditional fuels, coal, gas, and oil, has increased to 61.2%. On the other hand, according to Ember specialists, 2022 was the peak of the use of traditional fuel and its share will only decrease further.
Moreover, by 2040, the share of coal, gas, and oil in energy generation will fall to less than one percent.
As of now, humanity receives 38.8% of energy from renewable and clean sources: 15.1% is produced by hydroelectric plants; 9.2% – nuclear power plants; 7.6% are “wind turbines”, 4.5% are solar power plants, 2.1% are provided by bioenergy, another 0.3% are other clean energy sources.
There are many interesting figures and forecasts in the report. You can download the full text and familiarize yourself with it.