Renewable Energy now over 30% of the World’s Electricity Supply

Renewable Energy 30% of World Supply

For the first time ever, renewable energy accounted for over 30% of the world’s electricity (mainly wind and solar power), based on newly released figures.

As the demand for cleaner electricity increases, renewable supply has grown rapidly. The Guardian reported that solar was the main supplier of electricity growth, more than twice as much new electricity as coal last year.

Source: Ember, annual electricity data

The newest aim, based on last year’s new figures, is to hit 60% renewable electricity usage by 2030; agreed at the Cop28 Climate Conference.

About the author 

Matt Tomkin

Matt, founder of Eco Affect, is a passionate and experienced writer in the eco-friendly, sustainability sector and has worked on various projects to support individuals and businesses looking to reduce costs, carbon footprint and ecological impacts.

His main goal with Eco Affect is to create a space whereby any individual or organisation can learn about their environmental impact and make positive changes to support the environment. This passion is driven by his fear for the future his young children will grow up in, and a first-hand understanding of running a business in a sustainable manner in 2024.

Matt has:
- Years of supporting and writing in the environmental sector
- Close contact with important players in the eco-sphere, including working relationships with green-tech manufacturers and eco-educators from the top Universities in the UK
- First-hand experience of implementing green-tech into his home and working environments

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