martes, marzo 26, 2024

About the map: "Renewables in the 2021-2030 decade by country"

You can find the map here

English version important notice: Point (.) means thousands.


To start with, the most important aspect. The source of the data for the map is IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. IRENA is an intergovernmental agency formed by 168 countries and is a reliable source of information.

In IRENA's statistics, you can also find detailed information about the type of technology each country has and the evolution of each one. If you're interested in the map and want more information, I encourage you to delve deeper by consulting the information on IRENA's website.

The map includes all the countries in the world. Additionally, some countries have overseas territories. This is the case with the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. These overseas or unincorporated territories have their own disaggregated data.

The map data is based on connected and generating power as of the considered date (31.12.2020 and 31.12.2022). The map does not include projects under construction, letters of intent, or anything other than firm power connected to the grid. It also does not include renewables isolated from the electrical grid.

About the map's color scheme

Dark Green, Renewable Increase: The country's renewable power as of the update date (31.12.2022) is greater than it was at the end of the previous decade (31.12.2020).

Light Green, Renewable Maintains: The country's renewable power as of the update date (31.12.2022) is the same as it was at the end of the previous decade (31.12.2020).

Red, Renewable Decrease: The country's renewable power as of the update date (31.12.2022) is less than it was at the end of the previous decade (31.12.2020).

Grey, No Data: We don't have data for the country. IRENA has data for virtually all countries; only a few very small ones have no information, such as Monaco or Vatican City (except for Western Sahara, which is likely included under Morocco) and some overseas territories.

Black, No Renewables: With the exception of countries with no data, which represent a tiny fraction of territory and population, we can assert that all countries in the world have renewables. Only two French overseas territories fall into the "No Renewables" category: Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Saint Barthélemy.

Additional information on the map

Hovering over a country or searching for its name using the magnifying tool brings up a menu with country information. Here, you can see the increase in renewable power that has occurred this decade and also the total installed renewable power in the country or territory.

Regarding the map's intention

The map has been created with the intention of providing relevant information to the public. There is currently much interest in energy transition and renewable energy, and discourse is often distorted by sources talking about futures, revivals, projects, and constructions.

None of this serves the energy transition, which only works with what is actually being connected. I hope this map is useful to you, that you like it, and that it serves your discussions. If so, please share it on your social networks to give it maximum exposure. It might be of interest to others.

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