As per IRENA’s latest release on renewable energy statistics, at the end of 2020, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 2,799 GW. Hydropower accounted for the largest share of the global total, with a capacity of 1,211 GW. Wind and solar energy accounted for equal shares of the remainder, with capacities of 733 GW and 714 GW respectively. Other renewables included 127 GW of bioenergy and 14 GW of geothermal, plus 500 MW of marine energy. Check out the key highlights of the report and the full publication that presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade.
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