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GSR 2015 Key Findings - RENEWABLE ENERGY INDICATORS 2014

RENEWABLES 2015 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT KEY FINDINGS

9 RENEWABLES2015GLOBALSTATUSREPORT–KEYFINDINGS RENEWABLE ENERGY INDICATORS 2014 1 Capacity data are as of the beginning of 2004; other data, such as investment and biofuels production, cover the full year. Numbers are estimates, based on best available information. 2 Investment data are from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and include all biomass, geothermal, and wind generation projects of more than 1 MW; all hydro projects of between 1 and 50 MW; all solar power projects, with those less than 1 MW estimated separately and referred to as small-scale projects or small distributed capacity; all ocean energy projects; and all biofuel projects with an annual production capacity of 1 million litres or more. 3 The GSR 2014 reported a global total of 1,000 GW of hydropower capacity at the end of 2013; this figure has been revised upwards. Hydropower data do not include pumped storage capacity. 4 Solar hot water capacity data include water collectors only. The number for 2014 is a preliminary estimate. 5 Data for tendering/public competitive bidding reflect the number of countries that had held tenders at any time up to the year in question, but not necessarily during that year. 6 Biofuel policies include policies listed both under the biofuels obligation/mandate column in Table 3 (Renewable Energy Support Policies) and in Reference Table R18 (National and State/Provincial Biofuel Blend Mandates). Note: All values are rounded to whole numbers except for numbers <15, and biofuels, which are rounded to one decimal point. Policy data for 2014 include all countries identified as of early 2015. START 20041 2013 2014 INVESTMENT New investment (annual) in renewable power and fuels2 billion USD 45 232 270 POWER Renewable power capacity (total, not including hydro) GW 85 560 657 Renewable power capacity (total, including hydro) GW 800 1,578 1,712 Hydropower capacity (total)3 GW 715 1,018 1,055 Bio-power capacity GW <36 88 93 Bio-power generation TWh 227 396 433 Geothermal power capacity GW 8.9 12.1 12.8 Solar PV capacity (total) GW 2.6 138 177 Concentrating solar thermal power (total) GW 0.4 3.4 4.4 Wind power capacity (total) GW 48 319 370 HEAT Solar hot water capacity (total)4 GWth 86 373 406 TRANSPORT Ethanol production (annual) billion litres 28.5 87.8 94 Biodiesel production (annual) billion litres 2.4 26.3 29.7 POLICIES Countries with policy targets # 48 144 164 States/provinces/countries with feed-in policies # 34 106 108 States/provinces/countries with RPS/quota policies # 11 99 99 Countries with tendering/ public competitive bidding5 # n/a 55 60 Countries with heat obligation/mandate # n/a 19 21 States/provinces/countries with biofuels mandates6 # 10 63 64 20132014 in renewable power and fuels2 billion USD 45232270 GW 85560657 GW 8001,5781,712 GW 7151,0181,055 Bio-power capacity GW <368893 Bio-power generation TWh 227396433 Geothermal power capacity GW 8.912.112.8 Solar PV capacity (total) GW 2.6138177 Concentrating solar thermal power (total) GW 0.43.44.4 Wind power capacity (total) GW 48319370 GWth 86373406 Ethanol production (annual) billion litres 28.587.894 Biodiesel production (annual) billion litres 2.426.329.7 Countries with policy targets # 48144164 # 34106108 # 119999 tendering/ public competitive bidding5 # n/a 5560 Countries with heat obligation/mandate # n/a 1921 biofuels mandates6 # 106364

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