Maintaining Growth in the Renewables Sector

  • About the authors
    • Professor Merlin Stone
    • Jane Fae Ozimek
    • Disclaimer
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Renewables: global situation and trends
    • Renewables outlook: long-term
    • Factors leading to growth in renewables
    • Slowing renewables growth
    • Analysis and recommendations
  • Report outline
    • Scope and introduction
  • Renewables: global situation and trends
    • Renewables in the global mix
      • Breakdown by modality
      • Breakdown by energy source
      • Renewables: national trends
      • Comparison of renewables within country
      • Over 60% renewable electricity
    • Split by end user: generation and use
      • Energy usage: consumer versus business
      • Renewable energy in the business sector
      • Future growth expected
      • Consumer case study: Germany
  • Renewables outlook
    • Long-term outlook
    • Likely future renewables mix
  • Factors leading to growth in renewables
    • The changing model of energy generation
    • Cost base for renewable generation
    • Renewables versus traditional fuels
      • IEA exploration of relevant factors
    • National policies support renewable growth
      • Investment in renewable technologies
      • National targets for renewable energy
      • Financial support for renewable technologies
  • Slowing renewables growth
    • Putting the brakes on renewables
    • Financial difficulties
      • Declining subsidy versus unclear policy
    • Technology issues
      • Structural issues: baseload and dispatchable energy
      • Solutions: smart grid and storage
      • Fossil fuel back-up
      • Germany – a study in renewable implementation
      • Balancing renewable incentive against fossil fuel back-up
    • Alternative (non-renewable) solutions
    • Natural gas – a cleaner alternative?
    • Shale gas – savior or false prophet
      • Shale gas trends
      • Environmental issues associated with shale gas extraction
      • Natural gas alternatives: a critique
    • The nuclear option
      • Future expansion for nuclear
      • Nuclear controversy
    • CCS – a cleaner approach to fossil fuels?
      • Carbon scrubbing
  • Analysis and recommendations
    • Changing perspectives on renewables: 2012–30
    • Time to disaggregate renewables
    • The need for a co-ordinated energy strategy
  • Appendix
    • Glossary/abbreviations
    • Bibliography/references
  • TABLES
    • Table: World total primary energy supply and relative change, by fuel (Mtoe), 2007 and 2009
    • Table: Proportion of EU energy requirements provided by renewables (%), 2006–09
    • Table: Renewable energy estimated share of global final consumption and relative change (%), 2008 and 2010
    • Table: Estimated renewable share of global electricity generation and relative change (%), 2008 and 2011
    • Table: Renewable generating capacity: selected indicators, 2009–11
    • Table: Total energy production by regions: renewable share and change, 2010 versus 2005
    • Table: Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption (%), 2009 and 2010 plus EU targets for 2020
    • Table: Electricity generated from renewable sources (% of gross electricity consumption), 2009 and 2010
    • Table: Proportion of renewable energy primary production by country from biomass, hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar energy (%), 2010
    • Table: Total world delivered energy consumption, by end-use sector (quadrillion Btu), 2008
    • Table: World total energy consumption, by fuel (quadrillion Btu), 2008–35
    • Table: Total installed generating capacity and renewables capacity (GW), 2008–35
    • Table: Actual and forecast net electricity generation, by renewables (billion kWh), 2008–35
    • Table: Regional variation in levelized cost of new generation resources, US ($/MWh), 2017
    • Table: Leading nations by renewable technology (GW), end 2011
    • Table: World annual investment in new renewable capacity ($bn), 2009–11
    • Table: Number of countries with renewable targets and renewable support policies, 2009–11
    • Table: Countries generating the largest proportion of their electricity from nuclear (%), 2011
  • FIGURES
    • Figure: World total primary energy supply, by fuel (Mtoe), 2007 and 2009
    • Figure: Proportion of EU energy requirements provided by renewables (%), 2006–09
    • Figure: Renewable energy estimated share of global final consumption (%), 2008 and 2010
    • Figure: Estimated renewable share of global electricity generation (%), 2008 and end 2011
    • Figure: Renewable generating capacity: hydropower versus other renewables, 2009–11
    • Figure: Change in renewable share of energy use by regions (%), 2010 versus 2005
    • Figure: Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption (%), 2010
    • Figure: Electricity generated from renewable sources (% of gross electricity consumption), 2009 and 2010
    • Figure: Proportion of renewable energy primary production from hydro energy, by country (%), 2010
    • Figure: Total world delivered energy consumption, by end-use sector (quadrillion Btu), 2008
    • Figure: World total energy consumption, by fuel (quadrillion Btu), 2008–35
    • Figure: Renewables as a proportion of total installed generating capacity (%), 2008–35
    • Figure: Actual and forecast net electricity generation, by renewables (billion kWh), 2008–35
    • Figure: Virtuous circle of renewables support, 2012
    • Figure: Average levelized cost of new generation resources ($/MWh), 2017
    • Figure: World annual investment in new renewable capacity ($bn), 2009–11
    • Figure: Number of countries with renewable policy targets, 2009–11
    • Figure: Share of renewable energy in gross final consumption (%), EU target for 2020

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Published by
Datamonitor
Published on
18 Sep 2012
Product code
EN00037-031
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