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Renewable energy now second-largest global electricity source

25
Aug
2016

Renewable energy now second-largest global electricity source

Figures from the International Energy Agency released recently have shown that the second-largest source of global electricity comes from renewable energy systems. The figures, that show energy collation in 2014, show that 22.3% of the world’s electricity came from renewables. The majority of the renewable energy, 16.4%, came from hydro-electricity plants. Biofuels made up almost 2% whilst other renewables, including wind and solar energy, made up the remaining 4.2%.

Coal is the biggest provider, with 40.7% of all global electricity coming from the fossil fuel. Renewable energies are bigger suppliers than gas, nuclear and oil, highlighting the increasing importance of renewable energy systems and the decrease in reliance on fossil fuels.

Wind turbines are a key aspect of global renewable technology and their effectiveness continues to increase.  On Sunday 7th August wind turbines were able to generate the equivalent of Scotland’s entire power requirement, a fantastic step towards the UK having as much of its energy being provided by renewable technologies. This reduces the importance of fossil fuels, reduces energy costs and is far better for the environment as a whole.

Renewable Energy Solutions from The Energy Desk

The Energy Desk is dedicated to providing green energy solutions for domestic and commercial properties. We can help you to join the renewable energy revolution, reducing your energy costs as well as your carbon footprint.

We offer our services to businesses of all shapes and sizes and help them to optimise their energy usage by implementing renewable energy technologies such as biomass boilers and waste to energy services.

As well as our speciality when it comes to new renewable systems, we have helped over 20,000 businesses to reduce their overall costs and buy their commercial electricity at affordable prices.

Contact The Energy Desk

The Energy Desk can help your business to switch to green energy systems and can, in certain situations provide capital funding for energy services technology.

If you’d like more information on any of the services The Energy Desk provide or the range of renewable energy systems we can help to implement, get in touch with us today. You can call us directly on 0845 838 9830 or 01282 798 614.

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Renewable energy now second-largest global electricity source
2016-08-25T10:17:33+00:00
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