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A sign in Germany warns of turbine-thrown ice, presumably during the winter.

Which countries get the most energy from renewable sources? Despite the flocks of wind turbines you might have seen if you’ve road-tripped recently through the nation’s mid-section, it’s not the United States. In fact, according to statistics compiled by Compare the Market, the USA ranks 10th, with renewables accounting for only 4.32 percent of energy consumption.

At the top of the list is Germany, which derives nearly 13 percent of energy from renewables, followed by the UK (11.05 percent) and Sweden (10.96 percent). In fact, six of the top-10 users of green power are European countries, not surprising considering the EU set a target of getting 20 percent of its energy from renewables in 2020.

At the bottom of the list are Russia and Saudi Arabia, which, according to Compare the Market, are powered almost exclusively by non-renewable sources.

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