As per, hydro and nuclear power plants generated about the same amount of energy as in previous years, so the gain was coming from solar and wind.

EV sales also experienced significant growth in 2022, with almost 982.000 new battery-powered cars sold in the US, a 50% increase compared to the previous year.

However, despite the jump in clean energy source power generation and EV adoption, fewer renewable energy facilities were built in the US in 2022, mostly due to inflation and supply chain issues.

President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Plan, which allocates 361 billion euros to renewable projects, should allow for an increase in clean power sources this year.

Europe was also among the renewable champions of the world in 2022, as the continent saw a 50% increase in the use of solar panels for power generation.

Experts at SolarPower Europe stated that 41.4GW of solar power was generated in 2022 in Europe, a sufficient amount to power almost 12.5 million households.

Also, for the first time ever in 2022, solar and wind power had a higher share in EU's energy production compared to gas, as these two green resources produced 22% of the bloc's total power.

Ember’s head of data insights, Dave Jones, said that "the shocks of 2022 only caused a minor ripple in coal power and a huge wave of support for renewables. Any fears of a coal rebound are now dead."