Breakdown by country (Mtoe)

World

67%

Share of BRICS in the total increase in energy consumption since 2000.

Slowdown in energy consumption growth in 2019 (+0.6%), much below its historical trend

Global energy consumption growth slowed down in 2019 (+0.6%) compared to an average 2%/year over the 2000-2018 period, in a context of slower economic growth.
Energy consumption increased at a slower pace than in previous years in China (+3.2%), the world’s largest consumer since 2009, in Russia (+1.8%) and in India (+0.8% only). It declined in almost all OECD countries, including the USA (-1%), the EU (-1.9%), Japan (-1.6%), Canada and South Korea. Australia was the only exception, posting a 6.3% growth (caused by soaring gas consumption from LNG plants) well above the historical average. Consumption remained dynamic in Indonesia and Algeria, continued to increase in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and South Africa but declined in Latin America (stable in Brazil and slight decrease in Mexico). US sanctions contributed to reduce Venezuela’s and Iran’s consumption.

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25
Feb

Spain added 1.7 GW of wind capacity in 2020

According to the Spanish wind association Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), Spain’s installed wind capacity increased by 1,720 MW in 2020 and reached 27,446 MW at the end of 2020. In 2020, the autonomous communities with the largest wind capacity additions were Aragón (+1,051 MW to 4,159 MW), followed by Navarra (+263 MW to 1,302 MW), Castilla y León (+216 MW to 6,300 MW), Castilla La Mancha (+65 MW to 3,885 MW), Canary Islands (+29 MW to 450 MW), Andalusia (+24 MW to 3,478 MW) and Galicia (+24 MW to 3,829 MW). In total, there are 1,267 wind farms in Spain, with 21,431 installed wind turbines and wind power accounted for 21.9% of the electricity consumed in 2020.

25
Feb

France's installed renewable capacity rose by 2 GW to 55.9 GW in 2020

According to the French Renewable Energy Association, France’s installed renewable capacity, including hydropower, increased by more than 2 GW in 2020 (+1,105 MW of wind and +820 MW of solar) and reached 55.9 GW at the end of 2020. Hydropower capacity accounting for over half of the capacity, with 25.7 GW, followed by wind (17.6 GW), solar (10.4 GW) and bio-energies (2.2 GW). Renewable accounted for 26.9% of electricity consumption in mainland France in 2020, compared to 23.1% in 2019. This increase is due to a higher renewable production of 120.7 TWh (+10.4% compared to 2019) and to a lower electricity consumption due to the public health situation.

22
Feb

Brazil's installed wind capacity reached 17.7 GW at the end of 2020

According to the Brazilian wind association ABEEólica, Brazil had 17.7 GW of installed wind capacity at the end of 2020 (up from 928 MW at the end of 2010), with 695 wind power plants and more than 8,300 wind turbines. In 2020, Brazil installed nearly 2.3 GW of wind capacity. Most of Brazil’s installed wind capacity is located in Nordeste, with, most notably, 5.2 GW in Rio Grande do Norte, 4.9 GW in Bahia, 2.3 GW in Piauí and 2.2 GW in Ceará.

ABEEólica expects the Brazilian wind capacity to increase by nearly 11 GW by 2024, when it should reach 28.7 GW.

22
Feb

Wind accounted for 36% of Ireland's electricity demand in 2020

According to the Irish wind association Wind Energy Ireland, wind power generation increased by 13% to over 10.7 TWh in 2020 and accounted for 36.3% of electricity demand in Ireland. Eight new wind plants were connected with a combined capacity of 135 MW, raising the installed wind capacity to 4,255 MW at the end of 2020. In addition, the authorities confirmed planning permissions for seven new wind power plants with a total capacity of 307 MW.


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