Hydro, nuclear provide bulk of world’s zero-emitting power

Executive Editor
Source: International Energy Agency • 2026 is a forecast based on IEA's stated policies scenario, which reflects announced government policy intentions and targets that are backed up by detailed measures.

This chart is a reminder of the historically dominant roles that nuclear and hydro play in providing zero-carbon electricity—and the unprecedented growth of wind and solar.

It underscores the importance and difficulty of the conflicts represented in this week’s Voices article.