Global renewable energy capacity highlights for 2020

WORLD – According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report, at the close of the year 2020, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 2,799 GW with hydropower accounting for the largest share of the global total, with a capacity of 1,211 GW. Wind and solar energy accounted for equal shares of the remainder, with capacities of 733 GW and 714 GW respectively while other renewables included 127 GW of bioenergy and 14 GW of geothermal, plus 500 MW of marine energy. In the same year, renewable generation capacity increased by…

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African cities demonstrate progressive leadership in renewables deployment – REN21

AFRICA – According to the 2021 edition of REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report, one billion people live in cities with a renewable energy target or policy and the number of cities that have enforced partial or complete bans on fossil fuels jumped fivefold in 2020. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the report shows that despite many challenges, city governments across the region have taken important steps to advance the deployment of renewables. Africa’s urban population increased more than 16-fold between 1950 and 2018, from 33 million to 548 million, and this…

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ACTING releases its inaugural gas report, expects 55% growth by 2025

AFRICA – The African Coalition for Trade & Investment in Natural Gas (ACTING), a non-profit initiative jointly managed with Hawilti Ltd and The African Energy Chamber, has announced the release and publication of its inaugural gas report. By gathering several datasets in a single resource, ACTING’s “State of Play: African Gas” report combines the most up-to-date and accurate information on sub-Saharan African gas markets. It provides the most comprehensive resource on sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas markets gas to power. It notably reveals that the growth of Africa’s natural gas consumption…

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