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Wind and solar energy consumption, 2016

Source: BP, Statistical Review of World Energy 2017,


The main consumers of wind and solar energy are China, the United States, certain European countries (particularly Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy), Japan, and India. There is a clear preference for wind power, whose global consumption remains three times that of solar power, but this is the result not just of climate conditions, but of political choices and the ability to implement the high-technology infrastructure required.


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