In 2023, the surge in global renewable energy capacity was unparalleled, with a near 50% increase leading to an impressive 510 gigawatts (GW) of new installations – marking the most rapid expansion we've seen in over twenty years. For the 22nd consecutive year, the growth in renewable energy has broken previous records.
Europe, the United States, and Brazil all witnessed unprecedented escalations in their renewable capacity, yet it was China's remarkable upswing that captured attention. Last year, China brought online as much solar PV capacity as the rest of the globe did the year before, and its wind energy capacity soared by an extraordinary 66% from the previous year. On a worldwide scale, solar PV was the powerhouse behind three-quarters of all new renewable energy developments.
Author: Martin Cox
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