Renewables increasing share of global energy supply: IEA
New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the continuing growth of renewables’ share of the global energy supply. The figures, issued on Thursday 28 July, showed that world production of renewables had grown by 2.6% between 2013-14, reaching 1,894Mtoe by the end of the year. This represents 13.8% of the total primary energy supply (TPES) of 13,700Mtoe. Since 1990, energy from renewable sources has grown at an average annual rate of 2.2%, higher than the 1.9% growth rate of TPES. Growth has been especially high for solar photovoltaic and wind power, at 46.2% and 24.3% respectively, driven primarily by OECD countries and China.