With their abundance of sunshine it is disappointing that southern hemisphere nations are so poorly represented in a ranking of renewable energy production. Though likely a product of the vast size of the countries (Brazil and AUS) and the lack of population density....I learnt last week that 90% of the world's population lives above the equator!
Seven G20 members now generate more than 10 per cent of their electricity from these sources, compared with three in 2010. The seven were led by Germany, home of the Energiewende — a policy shift towards green power. Renewables made up 36 per cent of its electricity mix, according to data compiled for the FT by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance research group. The UK, Italy and France all generated more than 19 per cent of their electricity from renewables while Australia and Brazil reached 11 per cent and 13 per cent respectively. For the 28 members of the EU, the number was 18 per cent.