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Electricity production from renewable sources, 2015

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA), Electricity Information, 2017,


The map shows the production of electricity from renewable sources. With regard to total quantity – shown by the proportional dots or circles –, China clearly stands out as the main producer, far ahead of Canada, Brazil, or the United States. However, when compared to total electricity production – shown by the color shading –, the proportion of renewable electricity is highest only in those countries where a substantial amount of hydroelectricity is produced: South America, Canada, Scandinavia, the European Alps, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent because production is very low, Africa.


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