"Energoatom took sixth place among the world's Top 20 carbon-free energy producers, which is based on emissions intensity during power generation," the report reads.
The 100 companies in the ranking represent approximately 45% of the world's power capacity. By technology, they account for almost 90% of global nuclear plants, which all belong to a small number of large operators, but less than 30% of wind and solar generation where hundreds of small IPPs and millions of "prosumers" are involved alongside large companies.
"Since the first ranking [compiled in 2011], the total capacity has increased by 10% to 3,187 GW, up from 2,867 GW, while non-hydro renewables have more than tripled to 378 GW or 12% of total capacity, up from 116 GW or 4%. Meanwhile, fossil fuels dropped from 65% to 56%, while hydropower and nuclear remained stable," reads Green Utilities Report 2020.
Researchers emphasized that in the production of carbon-free energy, hydropower and nuclear generation were assigned equal status with non-hydro renewables.
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