Australia’s record on installed renewable energy, measured on a per capita basis, lags behind North America and most of Europe, a new report has shown.
In the HSBC report, The Rise of Renewables, charts show that against Germany – whose renewables penetration, at 1MW per person, leads the world – Australia barely rates, with just 292 watts per person.
Denmark and Sweden follow Germany, both with three times the amount of renewables per capita than Australia.
Even the UK, with 293 watts of renewable energy per person, beats Australia.
Australia does compare favourably to other key countries in Asia and Africa, however, due to their population sizes.
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