Event:REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report Webinar Series - European Union
REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report Webinar Series - European Union: on 2012/08/31
REN21’s Renewables 2012 Global Status Report (GSR) speaks to the cumulating effect of steady growth in renewable energy markets, support policies and investment over the past years. In 2011,
- Renewable sources supplied 16.7% of global final energy consumption. The share of modern renewables increased, while the share of traditional biomass slightly declined.
- 118 countries –more than half in the developing world– implemented RE targets.
- Investment in renewables increased 17% to a record $257 billion, despite a widening sovereign debt crisis in Europe and rapidly falling prices for renewable power equipment.
- Photovoltaic module prices dropped by 50% and onshore wind turbines by close to 10%, bringing the price of the leading renewable power technologies closer to grid parity with fossil fuels such as coal and gas.
|Name||REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report Webinar Series - European Union|
|Organizer||Leonardo Energy, Clean Energy Solutions Center, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)|
|Tags||LEDS, Training, CLEAN|