‘The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century has released ‘Renewables 2016: Global Status Report.
The report notes that 2015 was an “extraordinary” year for renewable energy. “Renewables are now established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Rapid growth, particularly in the power sector, is driven by several factors, including the improving cost—competitiveness of renewable technologies, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security and environmental concerns, growing demand for energy in developing and emerging economies, and the need for access to modern energy. Consequently, new markets for both centralised and distributed renewable energy are emerging in all regions.” By the end of 2015, renewables produced an estimated 23.7% of global electricity generation.’
from the Nuclear Monitor N0. 825 June 15, 2016