Saskatchewan and World renewables: 2006-2015

 

This graph shows the total percentage of global electricity production from wind & solar compared with the same for Saskatchewan. In 2006 Saskatchewan was generating 2.9 percent of its electricity from wind (and 0 percent from solar): this was well ahead of the global total of 0.7 percent.

Since that time, and due to a policy of active neglect, Saskatchewan electricity from wind and solar has been unchanged at 2.9 percent. Over the same period global electricity from wind and solar increased from 0.7 to 4.5 percent.

 

Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2016), Global Wind Energy Council, SaskPower Report & Accounts

 

Similar trends have taken place in renewables as a whole.  Following a dry year in 2015 (and a consequent plunge in output from hydro electricity) Saskatchewan generation from renewables fell to the lowest level since 2004. Simultaneously continued steady expansion of global renewables led to the World passing Saskatchewan and reaching its highest level - at 23.1 percent - since at least 1985. 

 
Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2016), SaskPower Report and Accounts

Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2016), SaskPower Report and Accounts