Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in global power mix




“For the first time ever, the IEA’s medium term projections for the growth of wind energy are more or less in line with our own”, said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General, speaking from the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila.

“This excellent snapshot of the global renewables market and shows that a renewable energy future is not only possible, but we are getting there – and faster than many think”.

“Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in global power mix”. So runs the headline accompanying the new IEA Mid-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, released today in New York. Also by 2016, renewable energy will produce more than twice as much electricity as nuclear power. Renewables’ generation grew by 8% in 2012, and at 4860 TWh was more than the entire consumption of China.