IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity indicates growth in all regions of the world, although at varying speeds. By Darren Walsh, Energy Partner, DWF.

Renewable resources dropped back below 50% of new power generation in the second quarter of 2019. Renewable energy sources will be the world’s main source of power within two decades and are establishing a foothold in the global energy system … Various sources of renewable energy have given OECD nations the ability to rapidly scale production. Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the objective behind the European Green Deal (COM(2019) 640 final), the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.. New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019 Most new electricity was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agency Published: 6 Apr 2020 Hydro power is by far the leading source, with more than half the bloc’s total supply coming from water-powered production. Power and Renewable Energy Market Review 2019 Natural Resources. 3 Part one – power industry issues Climate change: will the power industry evolve to meet the challenges ahead? Wind energy rose from 180,850 megawatts (MW) in 2010 to 622,704 MW in 2019, while solar energy capacity went from 41,542 MW at the beginning … Renewable energy post-COVID-19 world. Although the proportion of distributed solar has grown in the last two quarters, losses in the growth of utility solar and wind allowed the majority share to be gas, once again. Image: International Energy Agency Wind farms are the second largest source of green energy, producing 23% of the OECD’s supply. It's evident that there is a wealth of government and NGO-led initiatives associated with driving towards a net carbon-neutral world. Apr 09, 2020, 11:32AM .