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Countries where renewable energy has overtaken fossil fuels

Lovemoney Logo By Frances Carruthers of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 33: It’s fair to say that fossil fuels have got a pretty bad rep, and for good reason. Not only are these finite resources fast running out, they’re also incredibly polluting as they release harmful gases which contribute to global warming. Thankfully, use of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power is on the rise. Click or scroll through to see the countries which have already succeeded in providing more electricity from renewables than from fossil fuels, along with a few that are coming close.

Countries shifting away from fossil fuels

It’s fair to say that fossil fuels have got a pretty bad rep, and for good reason. Not only are these finite resources fast running out, they’re also incredibly polluting as they release harmful gases which contribute to global warming. Thankfully, use of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power is on the rise.

Click or scroll through to see the countries which have already succeeded in providing more electricity from renewables than from fossil fuels, along with a few that are coming close.

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