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5 charts that show how renewable energy generation has soared

The IEA sees a 20% year-on-year increase in renewable energy capacity in 2022. Image: Unsplash/Zbynek Burival

Simon Torkington

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Wind-powered energy generation capacity has risen steadily for 30+ years. Image: Our World In Data

The trend towards renewable energy should quickly shift the balance in favour of green power sources.
The trend towards renewable energy should quickly shift the balance in favour of green power sources. Image: International Energy Agency
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China’s use of coal-fired power plants is still increasing rapidly, despite the global push for renewable energy sources. Image: Our World In Data


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Solar PV and wind are set to dominate global capacity additions by 2050. Image: International Energy Agency
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Hydropower is a vital source of renewable electricity in many countries. Image: International Hydropower Association
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