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 Renewable energy  generation (wind and solar) reached 12% of the total in 2022, setting a new record but lagging behind coal-fed electricity generation and more broadly fossil fuels, which remain the world’s main power resource, according to Ember’s fourth annual Global Electricity Review– Centre for Energy Studies.

In 2022, electricity production thanks to wind turbines and photovoltaic panels reached a record 12%, when it was only 5% in 2015 and 10% in 2021.    It covered 80% of the increase in electricity demand.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Moscow’s progressive closure of pipelines and the  skyrocketing prices that followed forced governments to rethink their energy policy and accelerate the utilization of clean sources.


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