This month renewable energy outperformed natural gas making it the second largest source of electricity around the world.
The announcement from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is extremely positive for the renewables industry showing progress is clearly being made.
Wind and solar power account for the main sources of renewable electricity. The UK posted record figures for its renewable electricity generation with 22.3% share of generation, increasing by 2.6% in the space of one year.
Coal remains the most popular source of electricity with 9,613TWh of electricity produced accounting for 41% of the global electricity production.