Based on REN21's 2014 report, renewables contributed 19 percent to humans' global energy consumption and 22 percent to their generation of electricity in 2012 and 2013, respectively. This energy consumption is divided as 9% coming from traditional biomass, 4.2% as heat energy (non-biomass), 3.8% hydro electricity and 2% is electricity from wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. Worldwide investments in renewable technologies amounted to more than US$214 billion in 2013, with countries like China and the United States heavily investing in wind, hydro, solar and biofuels.
In 2014 renewables such as wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and burnt waste provided 19% of the total world final energy consumption, roughly half of it traditional use of biomass. The most important sector electricity with a renewable share of 22.8%, most of it coming from water power with a share of 16.6%, followed by wind with 3.1%. Several places run their grids almost exclusively on renewable energy. At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20% of energy supply. Also, Professors S. Pacala and Robert H. Socolow have developed a series of “Climate stabilization wedges” that can allow us to maintain our quality of life while avoiding catastrophic climate change, and "renewable energy sources," in aggregate, constitute the largest number of their "wedges."
SOUTH Africa’s bid to boost its electricity supply in the short-term through renewable energy could face further blackouts as legal challenges mount over the country’s 2 000MW Risk Mitigation IndependentPower Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP).
The firm needed more exposure to international investment funds focused on technology, CEO Zak Calisto said.Revego AfricaEnergy, an investor in South African renewable projects, had planned to raise as much as R1.5bn but opted instead to pursue a capital raising in the private market, CEO Reyburn Hendricks said.
Eskom, the state power company and Africa's single biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is pitching a $10 billion plan to global lenders that would see it shut the vast majority of its coal-fired plants by 2050 and embrace renewable energy ...Clyde Mallinson, a renewable energy ...
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“These present new, compelling and exciting opportunities for the Sahara Group to partner with development finance institutions such as the African Development Bank, to lift 600 million Africans out of energy poverty, provide renewable energy across the continent, and accelerate Africa’s energy transition,” Adesina said.
... at a conference jointly organised by his country with the IEA on energy transition in the middle East and NorthAfrica ... The criticism appeared aimed at the head of the IEA, Fatih Birol, who had urged countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to develop renewable energy.
I think that´s extremely dangerous," he said at a conference jointly organised by his country with the IEA on energy transition in the Middle East and NorthAfrica... The criticism appeared aimed at the head of the IEA, Fatih Birol, who had urged countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to develop renewable energy.
SouthAfrica has ideal weather conditions for solar and wind generation, which are the renewable energy options typically used in green hydrogen production, according to the science and innovation department, which told the Mail & Guardian that high solar and wind ...