Six of the top ten greenest utilities in the world are European, according to new rankings compiled by Energy Intelligence.
The global utility ranking saw Spanish utility Iberdrola (BMAD: IBE) and Portuguese utility EDP lead the Top 100 Green Utilities list, with four others – Enel, DONG Energy, EDF, and (E.ON WB: EOAN)– also found in the top ten.
EI New Energy, a specialist publication covering trends in carbon, renewable energy, and transportation, selected 100 of the largest power generators from around the world, accounting for just over half of global capacity. The ranking evaluated their “greenness” according to carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour, volume of renewable energy capacity, and proportion of renewables to total capacity.
This year’s edition shows that renewable technologies accounted for a staggering 80 per cent of new generation added by large utilities in 2013, compared with 30 per cent in 2012.
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