Wind and solar make up 10% of the world’s electricity. Combined, they are the fourth-largest source of electricity after coal, gas, and hydro.
In 2021 coal-fired electricity generation reached all-time highs, rising 9% from the year prior. Here's what it'd take to phase it out of the energy mix.
Wind energy is the largest source of renewable electricity in North America. This graphic maps U.S. states by wind electricity generation.
Coal came under scrutiny for its high carbon emissions at COP26, but many countries are forecasted to increase coal production until 2024.
Governments pour nearly $500 billion into fossil fuel subsidies annually. This chart breaks down fossil fuel subsidies between 2010 and 2021.
The cost of electricity from solar PV plants has decreased by 90% since 2009, highlighting the rapidly changing economics of electricity production.