Things are really starting to happen on the renewable energy front!
Here are 4 renewable energy records worth getting excited about:
72%,New Zealand’s 2012 (latest available data) renewables share of total electricity generation http://bit.ly/1z5DJ3d
74%,Germany’s 11 May 2014 renewables share of total electricity generation http://bit.ly/1jcSwFC
0%,…for 75 days (and counting) – Costa Rica not using any fossil fuels for electricity generation http://bit.ly/1FcZdCG
39.1%,Denmark’s wind energy contribution to overall electricity generation in 2014 http://bit.ly/1DFOxs6
It is also somewhat of an indictment for South Africa, which is still generating over 90% of its electricity using fossil fuels (including nuclear), and have ambitions for a 1 trillion rand nuclear power expansion. This is whilst South Africa has one of the best solar radiation levels in the world!
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