The Most Popular Renewable Energy By Country

Renewable energy is energy that has been collected through renewable resources and turned into energy by natural processes such as wind, waves, sunlight and rain, to name a few. The benefits of using renewable energy are life-changing and include reductions in air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss and global warming emissions.

Global warming, depleting fossil fuel stocks and volatile oil prices have all had a significant impact on the desire to create energy from renewable sources. But what how are countries using energy to create a better, more environmentally friendly impact on the world, and who are the biggest producers of renewable energy? 

This graphic uses Energy Information Administration (EIA) data to reveal that hydropower is the most widely-used renewable power source whereas geothermal power is the least popular amongst producers. Of the six different energy sources analysed, China is the top producing country for four of them. But what's the most popular source of renewable energy in your country?

Take a look below to find out. 

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Graphic displaying the most popular source of renewable energy by country.