Norway is the new world leader in renewable energy in 2021

According to new data from 2021, Norway is the country with the highest share of renewable energy in the world.

The Utility Bidder study reveals the top 20 countries in the clean energy field, as well as those which rely most on fossil fuels. The study uses energy tariff comparison platform. The fossil fuels that were measured: coal, oil and natural gas, while renewable sources were: waste, biofuels, wind, hydro and solar.

56 per cent of Norway’s total energy usage comes from renewable sources according from the figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). As long as the UK rang is 20th with clean energy only accounting for a dismal 13 per cent.

 Norway utilises hydropower more than any other country. It takes into accounts for 45 per cent of its supply alone.

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The Norway is known for its many rivers and steep valleys, as well as increased rainfall due to climate change, meaning hydroelectricity is bountiful.

Brazil is the second highest supply of renewable energy, and the leader in biofuel and waste energy. These sources account for 32 per cent of its total energy supply. Brazil is the second-largest producer of ethanol fuel  with sugarcane-based ethanol being touted as the most successful alternative fuel to date.

In New Zealand, renewable energy sources account for 42% of its energy supply. The island nation is also a world leader in wind and solar energy, which comprise 25% of its energy supply. The nation is perfectly positioned for wind power.

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Ont he other hand. Take a look at which countries are  the most reliant on fossil fuels. Singapore is the country most reliant on fossil fuels, with 98% of tits energy supplied by coal, oil and natural gas. It is home to major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil, due to its ideal trading location and perceived safe environment.

Singapore is closely followed by Australia, with 93% reliance and South Africa with 91%. Luxembourg and the Netherlands take fourth and fifth spot with a joint 90 per cent fossil fuel dependence. The Netherlands has the highest supply of natural gas of any other country on the list. Fifty per cent of this comes from the Groningen gas field, the largest in Europe.

However, the Dutch government has committed to stop regular production from the Groningen field by 2022.

References:

  • euronews.com/green news 2021.08.09.
  •  resourceglobalnetwork.com/ renewable energy 2021.08.03.

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