Global Wind and Solar Generation vs. Canadian (total) Electricity Generation: 2000-2015

This chart puts global electricity generation from wind and solar into a Canadian context. In 2000 global electricity generation from wind and solar (33 terawatt hours) was equivalent to 5 percent of total Canadian electricity generation from all sources (599 terawatt hours).  

However rapid growth of global wind and solar, through to end 2015, fundamentally changed the picture. Over that 15-year period annual global wind and solar generation grew more than 3,300 percent (or 26 percent annually) to 1,094 terawatt hours and, in 2015, represented 173 percent of total Canadian electricity generation. 

Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016