Renewable Energy Statistics

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Renewable Energy Use Statistics Data
Percent of global energy use that is from renewable sources (e.g. sunlight and wind) – 2015 24 %
– 2012 20 %
– 2006 15 %
Global Renewable Energy Production Production in TWh
Hydropower 4,000
Onshore Wind 850
Bioenergy 460
Solar Photovoltaic System 290
Offshore Wind 90
Concentrated Solar Power 85
Ocean 80
Renewable Energy Opinion Polls U.S. Opinion Global Opinion
I’m willing to change my behavior to reduce my carbon footprint 43 % 33 %
I’m willing to pay more for cleaner energy 23 % 16 %
I prefer to take public transportation to and from work rather than my own vehicle 31 % 16 %
It isn’t my responsibility to determine how clean the sources of my electricity are 16 % 15 %
U.S. Renewables Consumption (Quadrillion BTU) 2013 2015 E 2016 P
Hydroelectric Power 2.561 2.608 2.524
Wood Biomass 2.138 2.113 2.125
Wind 1.595 1.839 2.084
Ethenol 1.090 1.094 1.094
Solar 0.307 0.524 0.571
Waste Biomass 0.476 0.489 0.495
Geothermal 0.221 0.220 0.220
Biodiesel 0.205 0.196 0.196
Total 9.321 9.870 10.092
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Global Production of Renewable Energy by Region TWh of Renewable Energy
Europe 646
Americas 629
China 442
Asia (Not Including China) 204
Asia Oceania 136
Africa 102
Middle East 17
Largest European Consumers of Renewable Energy by Percent of Total Energy Consumption Percent of Energy Consumption
Norway 65 %
Sweden 52 %
Latvia 37 %
Finland 37 %
Austria 32 %
Denmark 28 %
Portugal 27 %
Estonia 27 %
Romania 25 %
Lithuania 23 %
Europe Avereage 15 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: International Energy Agency, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 17, 2015

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