The world’s countries are racing to harness renewable energy, and some have done so more successfully than others. But ranking renewable energy is a bit arbitrary and not entirely objective. Factors such as geography, politics, size, and resources play a significant role in the rankings of countries. Using the same criteria for ranking renewable energy is also unjust. But if we focus on a few of the most successful countries in the field, we can get a good idea of which ones are worth mentioning.
Germany is the world leader in renewable energy, and in 2017 produced enough electricity to power all households in the country for a year. The country has ambitious goals and aims to produce over 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Denmark, on the other hand, gets over half of its electricity from solar and wind energy, and has set a world record for the amount of energy produced per capita. Denmark plans to be a fossil-fuel-free country by 2050.
Wind energy is a reliable source of electricity. This natural energy source is abundant and inexpensive. There is no pollution from wind energy, and it creates jobs and stimulates domestic economies. In addition, it produces clean water and air. Wind energy has long been used for various purposes, including pumping water, grinding grain, and moving ships. Today, wind turbines are helping to keep electric rates low and avoid the volatility of fossil fuel prices.