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  • Production of electricity from hydroelectric plants has increased on average 0.6% per year from 1990 to 2017. There has been a rapid growth of electricity generation from other renewable sources from 1990 to 2017 which has caused a decrease in the share of electricity produced from hydro from 89.4% ...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Electricity production from renewables sources (excluding generation from pumped storage plants) reached 2731.8 TWh in 2017. The US produced 720.4 TWh of electricity from renewables in 2017 which was the highest of all countries followed by Canada with 443.1 TWh then Germany with 218.3 TWh. Renewabl...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Between 1990 and 2017 electricity from solar photovoltaics and solar thermal increased from 748 GWh to 280,087 GWh. Solar photovoltaics was the fastest growing of all renewable electricity technologies with a 34.8% annual growth rate. In 2017 the USA produced the most solar PV electricity follo...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Geothermal electricity is the 4th largest source of renewable electricity. In 2017 the US was the highest producer with a share of 34.9% of the OECD total, New Zealand was the second highest producer with a share of 14.4% and Italy was the third highest producer with a share of 11.9%. The average an...

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  • Biomass energy can come from 3 main energy sources: wood (often as a waste product from the pulp, paper and paperboard industries), waste (agricultural, municipal, manufacturing and landfill gas) and alcohol fuels (mainly derived from corn).Industrial processesCombined heat and power (CHP) plants ar...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Ukraine is an example of a country with energy at the heart of strategic and foreign policy. The transformation of the country’s energy landscape is inextricably linked to its political history as well as current ongoing geopolitical developments.Energy trading relations between Ukraine and Russia a...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • The influence of energy on geopolitics has historically referred to the influence of fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas. However, renewable energy sources are fast becoming a feasible alternative to fossil fuels, both economically and as a long-term sustainable solution to tackle climate chang...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • While a shift to lower carbon electricity sources is a main driver for the UK’s impressive progress towards its emission reduction targets in recent years, emissions from heat and transport have broadly stayed flat since 1990 (CCC, 2017). The shift to low carbon sources in heat and transport is cons...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Although planning permission was granted to the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project in June 2015 and, at the time, set in motion what could have been the world’s first tidal lagoon power generation scheme, recent government research has concluded that the scheme would prove to be far more expensive th...

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  • This Energy Insight explores the following electricity trends:• UK electricity use, overall and by sector (DSS33)• UK power stations, installed capacity by fuel type (DSS36)• Large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) schemes in the UK (DSS36b)The UK electricity industry has been completely transform...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

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