Energy snapshot

Shares in OECD renewable electricity production, 2016

Hydroelectricity generated 15.4% of total OECD electricity in 1990 but this share has decreased to 12.9% in 2016. With growth in other types of renewables, the hydroelectricity share of electricity from renewable energy sources declined from 89.4% in 1990 to 54.2% in 2016.

The share of non-hydro renewable electricity in total OECD electricity production increased from 1.8% in 1990 to 10.9% in 2016. In 1990, the majority of non-hydroelectricity was generated by solid biofuels and geothermal energy accounting for 7.2% and 2.2% of renewable electricity respectively, whilst solar photovoltaic, wind, biogases and liquid biofuels combined represented less than 0.6%. However, between 1990 and 2016, these technologies grew much faster than any other power source.

Source: Renewables Information 2017

21 July 2017

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