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 21% of world electricity generation was from renewable energy in 20112, with a projection for nearly 25% in 2040.
1International Energy Outlook 2013, Figure 2. World energy consumption by fuel type, 1990-2040 (quadrillion Btu).
2International Energy Statistics, Electricity Generation most recent data available on the date of this update.
3International Energy Outlook, Chapter 5: Electricity, Figure 83. World net electricity generation by fuel, 2010-2040 (trillion kilowatthours).
- International Energy Statistics with historical data for world, regions, and countries.
Last updated: June 13, 2014
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