Top 10 Renewable Energy Producers in the World
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Top 10 Renewable Energy Producers in the World

In today’s world, all countries need to think about whether to continue reliance on fossil fuels or start depending on renewable sources to have better energy security. Renewable energy resources are present in great amount in every country of the world, in contrast to other sources, which are blessed to few countries. Generating power from renewable sources brings many benefits to the country since it provides significant energy security, Carbon dioxide reduction , and economic benefits. Renewable Energy Policy is essential to keep pace of development plans of the country since it is the cheapest one which is now being produces at large scale in many countries. Many countries are blessed with large quantity of them but so far this potential has not been optimized except for large hydroelectric projects.  Renewable technologies are also suitable to rural and remote areas and developing countries, where energy is generally important in economical development since it has the ability to raise the living standard of masses of poorest countries to fulfill electricity demand at affordable prices. The usage of renewable energy is growing to be more valuable to people, industry and governments since it is not permanently depleted and ability to be produced in the future remains constant, furthermore it is less expensive having softer environmental impact.

According to REN21’s 2014 estimate, renewable s meets 19 percent of our demands in 2012 and generate 22% of world’s electricity and 2013. At least 30 countries around the world have already deployed technologies to generate power from renewable sources which accounted 20% of energy supply. New renewable sources, such as hydro, wind, solar and biofuels, as well as traditional biomass are excessively being used to generate electricity in the world. countries like China and the United States heavily spending in renewable technologies to generate energy from wind, hydro, solar and biofuels. This post will let you know about top ten countries with highest electricity production from renewable energy sources.

Top ten countries by electricity production from renewable sources

Rank Country Renewable Electricity Net Generation (Billion Kilowatthours) in 2011.
1. China 800.97
2. United States 527.49
3. Brazil 459.05
4. Canada 398.45
5. Russia 167.49
6. India 160.36
7. Germany 147.03  (2013)
8. Norway 121.40
9. Japan 116.30
10. Spain 110.72  (2013)



China is  the world’s largest energy producer from renewable sources of 800 Billion Kilowatthours. In 2013 China’s WWS sources (water, wind and solar) were close to 20% of energy generated. The country led the world in installation of new hydropower, wind, solar and nuclear electricity generation. It is also known as the world’s biggest producer and exporter of solar cells,  also ranking first in the world in installed wind power capacity.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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