Global low-carbon power sources

Global low-carbon power sources, 1971 to 2019 (%)

Global low-carbon power sources, 1971 to 2019 (TWh)

Hydro

In 2019, 15% of the electricity in the world was generated from Hydro. The most significant producers of electricity from Hydro are listed below.

Region TWh % of electricity production in region
World 4222.21 15.64%
People's Republic of China 1269.67 16.92%
Brazil 399.3 63.83%
Canada 381.98 57.84%
United States 271.16 6.16%
Russia 194.38 17.38%
India 161.85 10.38%
Norway 125.26 92.9%
Turkey 89.16 28.9%
Japan 73.93 7.13%
Sweden 65.72 38.71%
Vietnam 65.56 28.83%
Venezuela 63.27 74.54%
Paraguay 59.68 100%
France 58.52 10.54%

Nuclear

In 2019, 10% of the electricity in the world was generated from Nuclear. The most significant producers of electricity from Nuclear are listed below.

Region TWh % of electricity production in region
World 2795.96 10.35%
United States 852.01 19.36%
France 399.44 71.92%
People's Republic of China 348.7 4.65%
Russia 208.99 18.69%
South Korea 145.99 24.97%
Canada 100.49 15.22%
Ukraine 83 53.74%
Germany 75.07 12.26%
Sweden 67.02 39.47%
Japan 65.64 6.33%
Spain 58.44 21.19%
United Kingdom 56.18 17.36%
India 45.16 2.9%
Belgium 43.76 46.76%

Wind

In 2019, 5% of the electricity in the world was generated from Wind. The most significant producers of electricity from Wind are listed below.

Region TWh % of electricity production in region
World 1429.62 5.29%
People's Republic of China 405.7 5.41%
United States 303.1 6.89%
Germany 125.98 20.57%
United Kingdom 64.13 19.81%
India 63.31 4.06%
Spain 56.17 20.37%
Brazil 55.83 8.92%
France 34.48 6.21%
Canada 34.17 5.17%
Turkey 21.7 7.04%
Italy 20.06 7.07%
Sweden 19.88 11.71%
Australia 19.52 7.36%
Mexico 17.6 4.84%

Solar

In 2019, 2% of the electricity in the world was generated from Solar. The most significant producers of electricity from Solar are listed below.

Region TWh % of electricity production in region
World 724.09 2.68%
People's Republic of China 223.8 2.98%
United States 108.36 2.46%
Japan 75.27 7.26%
Germany 47.52 7.76%
India 46.27 2.97%
Italy 24.33 8.57%
Australia 17.95 6.77%
Spain 15.04 5.45%
United Kingdom 12.68 3.92%
Mexico 12.44 3.42%
South Korea 12.13 2.08%
France 11.73 2.11%
Turkey 10.92 3.54%
Chile 6.3 7.51%

Geothermal And Biofuels

In 2019, 2% of the electricity in the world was generated from Geothermal And Biofuels. The most significant producers of electricity from Geothermal And Biofuels are listed below.

Region TWh % of electricity production in region
World 651.81 2.41%
People's Republic of China 102.83 1.37%
United States 78.34 1.78%
Brazil 56.25 8.99%
Germany 50.61 8.26%
Japan 37.27 3.6%
United Kingdom 36.55 11.29%
India 25.35 1.63%
Italy 23.23 8.19%
Indonesia 15.7 5.63%
South Korea 14.34 2.45%
Thailand 13.73 7.36%
Sweden 13.12 7.73%
Turkey 12.71 4.12%
Finland 12.2 17.75%
36% of the global electricity supply is generated from low-carbon energy sources.