U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much of world energy consumption and electricity generation is from renewable energy?
EIA estimates that about 19% of world electricity generation is from renewable energy, with a projection of nearly 23% in 2035.
- Renewable energy shows strongest growth in global electric generating capacity
- International Energy Outlook 2011 with estimates for 2008, 2009, and 2010, and projections to 2035 for renewable energy use by type and sectors for the world, regions, and selected countries.
- International Energy Statistics with historical data for world, regions, and countries.
Last updated: January 18, 2013
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