UK performs well in renewables, China leads


The UK also performed well in the RECAI, albeit behind several other European countries. Photo credit - Pixabay


A study has found that China continues to lead the rest of the world when it comes to renewable energy.


The research was undertaken by experts at EY, who demonstrated in their 'Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index' (RECAI) that China remains the global leader in environmentally friendly power.

Until 2015, the USA held the top spot. However, China pushed the USA into second place last year, and India is now in second position with America in third.

The researchers noted that in China plans have been established to replace a large volume of coal power with renewable sources, whilst great efforts have recently been made to promote electric or alternative energy vehicles.

The UK also performed well in the RECAI, albeit behind several other European countries, reaching tenth position.

Boosting the British performance were the fact that the Government has recently made efforts to increase the volume of wind energy that's harvested.

Here's the top ten in full.

1) China

2) India

3) USA

4) Germany

5) Australia

6) France

7) Japan

8) Chile

9) Mexico

10) UK

Wind power was credited by EY as having helped a number of countries to increase their ranking. Apparently, wind energy prices have fallen dramatically over the last year, meaning that it's potential as a future mass energy source continues to grow.

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