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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05
Nov

US wind capacity exceeds 100 GW mark

According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the installed wind power capacity in the United States has reached 100 GW in the third quarter of 2019 (from over 94 GW at the end of 2018), enough to supply power to 32 million US households. Wind installations accelerated in the third quarter of 2019, with 8 new large power projects totalling 1.9 GW commissioned.

04
Nov

GHG emissions under the EU ETS scheme fell by 4.1% in 2018

According to the annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market, greenhouse gras (GHG) emissions from installations covered by the EU ETS decreased by 4.1% (around 73 MtCO2eq) to 1,682 MtCO2eq in 2018, thanks to a 7.3% drop in emissions from the power and heat production sector (down to 913 MtCO2eq). Verified emissions from the industrial sector remained stable (-0.1%) at 769 MtCO2eq, while those from aviation grew by 3.9% to 67 MtCO2eq.

30
Oct

China installed over 28 GW of thermal power capacity so far in 2019

According to the National Energy Administration (NEA) of China, energy supply continued to improve in the first nine months of 2019: domestic crude oil production increased by 1.2%, compared to the same period of 2018, to 143 Mt, reversing three consecutive years of decline. Domestic gas production also grew by 9.5% year-on-year to nearly 128 bcm. Coal production should continue to increase, as 40 new large and medium-sized coal mines with a cumulated capacity of 196 Mt were approved during the 9-month period.

30
Oct

The US doubled their net gas trade during the first semester 2019

Between January and June 2019, the US net gas sales abroad reached 4.1 bcf/d (116 mcm/d) on average, a level two times superior to the net exports in 2018. According to the EIA, the expansion of US gas trade surplus is mostly due to the increase of LNG exports.


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