Friday, February 12, 2016

International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) membership has more than doubled in the last 4 years

In its recent report IRENA 2014-2015: At a Glance, Agency summarises programmatic activities, highlights key renewable energy developments and provides an overview of its global engagements. Worldwide, renewable energy power capacity has grown 85% over the past 10 years, constituting 30% of all installed power capacity.
The majority of renewable power generation comes from hydropower - 1,172 gigawatts (GW), followed by wind power (370 GW), and solar photovoltaics (175 GW). Total renewable power generation capacity accounted for 1,828 GW in 2014, compared to around 1,500 GW from gas-fired power stations and 1,880 GW from coal-fired power stations globally.