Summary Renewable Energy Producers and Consumers
- Hydropower Consumption
- Installed Photovoltaic Solar Capacity
- Cumulative Installed Concentrated Solar Power Capacity in the European Union
- Global Installed Wind Power Capacity
- Installed Wind Power Capacity in the European Union
- Wind Power Capacity Installed in 2013
- Installed Geothermal Power Capacity
- Consumption of Heat Derived from Solid Biomass in E.U. Countries
- Gross and consumption Power Generation from Solid Biomass in the E.U.
- Primary Energy Production of Biogas in the E.U.
Renewable energy, provided by the sun, wind, water, the Earth’s heat or organic matter, accounted for roughly a fifth of global electricity production in 2012. These energy sources are considered inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuels, which are being depleted. Renewable energies can meet some energy needs — heat, electricity and fuel — and have a smaller environmental footprint.