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GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

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 than half of these countries are in the developing world.

In 2010, renewable energy supplied an estimated 16 percent of global final energy consumption and delivered close to 20 percent of global electricity production. Renewable capacity now comprises about a quarter of total global power-generating capacity. Globally, wind power added the most new capacity (followed by hydropower and solar PV), but for the first time ever, Europe added more PV than wind capacity.
Last year, investment reached a record 211 billion US dollar in renewables, about one-third more than the 160 billion US dollar invested in 2009.

Source: www.agentschap.nl

 

 

By orbitalnets.com