Tuesday 25th October 2016                 Change text size:

12 Days of COPmas, Day 12: Renewable energy


Renewable energy technologies are gaining ground rapidly.

According to the International Energy Agency, in 2013, 13.5% of the planet’s total energy was supplied by renewable sources. They have been growing at a steady 2.2% each year from 1990. Even more impressively, renewables were the world’s third largest electricity production source, at nearly 21.6% in 2013, behind coal (41%) and a smidgeon behind gas (21.8%), but kicking nuclear into fourth place (10.6%).

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