Share of electricity production from renewables

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These two maps illustrate the share of electricity production from renewables.

Notes: Globally, around one-quarter of electricity comes from renewables. This is varied regionally, with averages of 2015 – 2020: Europe – 34.6%; Asia Pacific – 21.9%; Africa – 19.5%; Middle East – 2.6%; North America – 22.3%, South and Central America – 64%; Oceania – 27.5%. Grey indicates data unavailable.

Source: Authors’ calculations based on data compiled by Our World in Data, with Africa and South Asia primarily drawn from BP Statistical Review of World Energy.