Renewables 2007 – Global status report - A pre-publication summary for the UNFCCC COP13

Dec 2007

The REN21 Renewables Global Status Report is produced by the Worldwatch Institute and sponsored by the German government.
The number and regional spread of countries deploying renewable energy has grown significantly since 1997. For example, over 70 countries now have wind power, and many developing countries have recently joined the trend, including Brazil, China, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, Morocco and South Africa, all with added capacity in 2006.
Biomass power generation continues to expand in more than 40 countries.
Policies to promote renewable energy have mushroomed over the past few years. Targets for future shares or amounts of renewable energy now exist in at least 58 countries worldwide, including 13 developing countries, all EU countries, and in many states/provinces in the US and Canada. At least 56 countries worldwide now have some type of renewable energy promotion policy, including 21 developing countries.
REN21 is a global policy network that provides a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. The goal of REN21 is to bolster policy development for the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrialised economies.

By: Renewable Energy policy Network for the 21st century

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