Greece is one of nine countries around the world which produces more than 20 percent of its electric energy from solar and wind power. This surprising news is part of the newly-released “Renewables 2019 Global Status Report,” compiled by the organization called REN21.
Although renewable energy sources are currently responsible for 26 percent of global electricity production, stronger policies are required in all sectors in order for energy systems to become sustainable, the report said.
The President of REN21, Arthouros Zervos, says in a statement “With countries having to set more ambitious climate goals in 2020, this report shows that there are several opportunities to boost action and improve people’s lives by expanding energy transition throughout the economy.”
The release of the Renewables 2019 Global Status Report marks fifteen years since Bonn2004, the landmark international conference which gave rise to REN21.
From the outset, REN21’s mandate has been to collect, consolidate and synthesize a vast body of renewable energy data across the globe to provide clear and reliable information on what is happening in real time. This mandate still holds true today and is more crucial than ever, as the world still depends so heavily on fossil fuels..