Brazil produces virtually all of the world’s sugar-derived ethanol, and has been adding new hydro power, biomass and wind power plants, as well as solar heating systems. Source: REPN
Developing countries (collectively) have more than half of global renewable energy power. Source: REPN
In the European Union, renewables represented an estimated 41% of newly installed electric capacity. While this share was significantly lower than the more than 60% of new capacity in 2009, more renewable power capaci...
In the United States, 30 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) Source: REPN
In the United States, renewables accounted for about 10.9% of U.S. domestic primary energy production (compared with nuclear’s 11.3%), an increase of 5.6% over 2009. Source: REPN
Germany installed more PV in 2010 than the entire world added in 2009. PV markets in Japan and the U.S. almost doubled relative to 2009. Source: REPN
Global solar PV production and markets more than doubled in comparison with 2009, thanks to government incentive programmes and the continued fall in PV module prices. Source: REPN
The EU exceeded its 2010 targets for wind, solar PV, concentrating solar thermal power, and heating/heat pumps. Countries including Finland, Germany, Spain,and Taiwan raised their targets, and South Africa, Guatemala,...
In 2010, renewable energy supplied an estimated16% of global final energy consumption and delivered close to 20% of global electricity production. Renewable capacity now comprises about a quarter of total global power...
Germany, Italy and the U.S. led in investments for small-scale power projects and R & D during 2010. >> REPN
Renewable energy policies continue to be the main driver behind renewable energy growth. By early 2011, at least 119 countries had some type of policy target or renewable support policy at the national level, more tha...
In 2010 investment in renewable energy reached a record $211 billion in renewables — about 1/3 more than the $160 billion invested in 2009, and more than 5x the amount invested in 2004. >> REPN
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