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Europe leads world in renewable production

The German firm Statista has reported that Germany leads the G20 in the amount of renewable energy consumed as a proportion of overall use.

It was estimated that renewables contributed 12.7 per cent of German energy by late September 2019.

The UK came in second place in the list with 11 per cent of its energy coming from renewables and hydropower pushed Sweden into third place with almost 11 per cent.

Spain generated almost 10.2 per cent of its electricity from renewables and Italy recorded 8.8 per cent renewables, largely on the back of its hydropower sector. The table underlines Europe‚Äôs global dominance in renewables.