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87% of Ethiopia's Energy Consumption is Powered by Renewables

Africa is the one region of the world where renewables play a truly dominant role in energy consumption.

About 87% of Ethiopia's energy consumption in 2019 came from renewable sources such as hydropower, the sixth-highest share in the world (after five other African countries).


In contrast, advanced economies such as Germany (17.2%), the United States (9.9%) and Japan (7.9%), were still a long way from completing the shift to green energy. A total of 28 countries are recorded to have had a share of less than 1% over this period. Among them, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia as well as Hong Kong and the city-state Singapore.


Source: UN Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2022 & Statista

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