Renewable Energy Trends in 2013

Renewable Energy Trends in 2013

Author: ChemViews Magazine

Diminishing resources and rising costs of fossil fuels, the dangers and long-term effects of nuclear energy production, and global warming caused by human greenhouse gas emissions make the development of renewable energies an important concern.

In 2013, renewable energy capacities reached a record high and comprised about one fifth of global energy consumption. They rose by 8 % last year and accounted for 56 % of net additions to global power capacity.

 

 

Estimated Renewable Energy Share of Global Energy Consumption 2012

(divided by type)

Estimated Renewable Energy Share of Global Energy Consumption 2012

 

 

Renewable Power Capacities 2013, Top Six Countries

(in gigawatts)

Renewable Power Capacities 2013, Top Six Countries

 

 

Growth of Solar Power and Wind Power Capacity 2004 – 2013

(in gigawatts)

 Growth of Solar Power and Wind Power Capacity 2004 – 2013

 

 

Hydropower Capacity Shares in 2013 by Country

(top six countries)

 Hydropower Capacity Shares in 2013 by Country

 

 

Estimated Direct and Indirect Jobs in Renewable Energy Worldwide

(in thousands, excluding large-scale hydropower)

Estimated Direct and Indirect Jobs in Renewable Energy Worldwide

 

 

Market Share of Wind Turbine Manufacturers 2013

(top ten)

Market Share of Wind Turbine Manufacturers 2013

 

 

Worldwide Investment in Renewable Power and Fuels 2004 – 2013

(in billion USD, decline in investment partly caused by uncertainty over incentive policies, but also by sharp reductions in technology costs)

Worldwide Investment in Renewable Power and Fuels 2004 – 2013


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Comments

  1. lauben turinawe

    The developing countries must focus on the use of renewable energies: wind, solar and biomass for sustainable development, especially planting of trees.

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