World renewables capacity continues steady growth

Renewables energies maintain "double-digit growth" in 2007; now account for 6 per cent of global power capacity

Global installed capacity of renewable energy grew by 15 per cent in 2007 to reach 237 gigawatts, according to the initial findings of the 2007 Renewables global status report. Photovoltaic electricity generation saw the fastest growth at 50-60 per cent, according to the renewable energy policy network (REN21) which produces the report. Renewable energy installations – excluding large hydropower plants – now account for six per cent of world power capacity, and more than 50 countries have adopted targets for future green energy shares. See REN21 press release and report summary.

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