Mega-What? World's Largest And Notable Energy Sources by Information is Beautiful

How is the world’s energy and electricity generated? What is the world’s largest power station? How does solar power compare to wind energy, geothermal energy or hydropower? How much of the world’s power comes from renewable energy sources?

Understanding humankind’s energy systems isn’t easy but it’s an important step to working out how to get to carbon zero by 2050.

We’ve ranked the world’s biggest and most notable power plants – from Fukushima to the Three Gorges Dam – with a single metric – daily megawatt hours, which represents the amount of energy any given power source generates each day.