Renewable Energy as a Percentage of Total Primary Energy Supply in G-20 Countries

The share of renewable energy in primary energy supply varies widely among G-20 member nations. Renewable energy can be produced from solar, hydro, biomass, wind, etc. sources. This type of energy is virtually untapped in countries like South Korea, Russia and Saudi Arabia.However certain countries are top renewable energy producers. For example, Brazil is a major producer of renewable energy using hydro power. Other major renewable energy producing countries are Indonesia and India.

The chart below shows the Renewable Energy as a Percentage of Total Primary Energy Supply:

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In the US just 7% of the energy supply comes from renewable sources. The country has a long way to go before catching with renewable energy leaders like Germany, Brazil, etc.

Source: G20 in Figures – Summit of the G20 states in Hamburg 2017

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