According to statistics, hydropower accounts for the largest share with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, wind and solar energy account for most of the remainder with capacities of 564 GW and 480 GW respectively.
China, US, Germany, India, Spain, UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Italy currently have the highest capacity of wind energy.
A new climate-modeling study has found that wind and solar plants throughout the Sahara desert could significantly increase precipitation across the region and increase vegetation.
By the end of this year, Sweden will have added enough capacity to reach its 2030 target of 18 terawatt hours of new renewable energy output 12 years early.
The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis.
Spain’s transition to a low-carbon economy is making strong progress with almost half of all power now coming from renewable energy.
The Swedish Wind Power Association says they are on track to generate 18 terawatt-hours of electricity every year by the end of 2018, making it possible for the nation to reach its renewable energy goals 12 years early.
The analysis is bases on two factors: one, that solar and wind power will get dramatically cheaper over the next few decades, and two, that cheap battery storage will allow more wind and solar plants to be built.
The major clean energy project is located 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, with 91 huge turbines covering an area equivalent to over 10,000 football pitches.
China, USA, Germany, India, Spain, UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Italy are the countries with the largest cumulative capacity according to the Global Wind Report for 2017.
The US is set to break ground on its largest offshore wind operation yet in a move that some say will pave the way in bringing a long-neglected source of renewable energy to America's power grid.
Three offshore wind plants will be constructed in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea between 2021 and 2025.
Portugal's electricity consumption was met fully by renewable energy for a 70-hour period beginning on March 9 and for a 69-hour period beginning on March 12.
Onshore wind farms in Scotland have posted a record-level of electricity generation for the start of the year.