Renewable Energy Frontrunners
Five countries leading the installation and use of renewables
More and more countries are becoming vocal on their plans to decarbonise their energy sector. More than two-thirds of governments worldwide are considering, if not committing, to reduce their carbon footprint by increasing their generation and/or use of renewable energy, among other decarbonisation initiatives. Based on the “Renewable capacity highlights” released by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (2021) in March 2021, total global renewable energy capacity was 10.3 percent higher than the previous year. Let us explore how the top five countries performed in 2020.