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?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that about 11% of world marketed energy consumption is from renewable energy sources (biofuels, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind) with a projection for 15% by 2040.1
EIA estimates that about 21% of world electricity generation was from renewable energy in 2011,2 with a projection for nearly 25% in 2040.3
1 International Energy Outlook 2013, Figure 2. World energy consumption by fuel type, 1990-2040
2 International Energy Statistics, Electricity, Generation (most recent data available on the date of this update)
3 International Energy Outlook 2013, Chapter 5: Electricity, Figure 83. World net electricity generation by fuel, 2010-40
International Energy Statistics with historical data for the world, regions, and countries
Last updated: December 18, 2014
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