Top three countries for renewables will surprise you

August 2019—According to the World Economic Forum, the top three countries growing renewable power are, in order, China (by a large margin), the US and India (which blew by Europe.) What’s important about this is the size of these economies. And India may soon bypass China in population. The shift in India is particularly heartening. I’ve done study tours in both China and India roughly a decade ago. China was then working on revising their 5 year climate plan; they are now on their 13th plan (while the US still doesn’t have one) but India was still only thinking about oil. Peak oil and climate change didn’t seem to make it on their radar. That apparently has changed dramatically.

Where these three countries go, the rest of the world will likely follow.