Breakdown by country (%)

World

11%

The share of solar and wind in Chile’s power mix reached 11% in 2018 (+10 pts since 2010).

The share of wind and solar energy is growing rapidly and steadily (0.8 pts in 2018) reaching 7.5%

In 2018, the share of wind and solar in the global power mix rose by 0.8 pts, as power generation accounted for more than 30% of the total additional power production in 2018 (16% for solar and 15% for wind).
Spurred by falling technology costs and ambitious policies, the share of wind and solar in the power mix continued to progress in all regions in 2018, especially in Latin America (ambitious renewable rollout in Brazil and Chile), in Asia (China, India and Japan) and in Europe (especially in Germany, the UK, Belgium and Turkey). Wind and solar technologies are also gaining momentum in the United States and Australia. They remain marginal in Africa and in fossil fuel producing areas (CIS and the Middle East).

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12
Sep

USGS survey points out 1.5 Tcm of gas hydrate resources in Alaska (US)

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) latest 3D seismic mapping, the Alaska North Slope contains 1,523 bcm (53,800 bcf) of technically recoverable natural gas hydrate (methane ice) resources stored within gas hydrate formations. The resources are located on a depth range of 200-1,200 m. Ressources are assumed to be tackled by using conventional technology. As there are no exploration fields on gas hydrate formation, its commercial viability is unknown.

03
Sep

Australia's rising LNG production pushes GHG emissions upward

According to the Australian government, Australia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reached 538.9 MtCO2eq (+0.6%) for the year to March 2019. The growth is largely due to a 19% increase in LNG exports and to a higher steel and aluminum production. Without the impact of LNG production on emissions (+4.7 MtCO2eq), domestic GHG emissions would have fallen, as the growth in wind and solar power generation contributed to a 2.1% drop in GHG emissions from the power sector.  GHG emissions in Australia, which pledged to reduce its emissions by at least 26% from 2005 levels by 2030 under the Paris Climate Accord, stood 11.7% below their 2005 level in the year to March 2019.

26
Aug

China added 11.4 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2019

According to the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA), a total of 11.4 GW of new solar PV capacities was connected to the Chinese grid in the first half of 2019, i.e. less than half of the capacity added in the same period in 2018 (24 GW). The new capacity raised the country's total solar PV capacity to 186 GW (+20% increase compared to the first half of 2018). Centralised PV power plants capacity rose by 6.8 GW (+16%) to 130 GW, while distributed capacity surged by nearly 4.6 GW (+31%) to 55 GW.

31
Jul

US LNG exports reach 119 mcm/d in the first five months of 2019

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US LNG exports have been rising steadily since 2017, to 4.7 bcf/d (133 mcm/d) in May 2019. The recent LNG exports level makes the United States the third-largest LNG exporter in the first five months of the year with an average of 4.2 bcf/d (119 mcm/d), over the January-May 2019 period. The United States expects to remain the third-largest LNG exporter in the world in 2019-2020, behind Australia and Qatar.


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