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Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POWERS OPPORTUNITY. IT GROWS ECCONOMIES. IT LIGHTS UP HOMES, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS. IT EMPOWERS WOMEN AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. AND IT PAVES A PATH OUT OF POVERTY TO GREATER PROSPERITY FOR ALL. GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND WILL GRO W UP TO 33% FROM 2010 TO 2035 Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could rise 20% BY 2035. BUT... 20% Renewable energy investment has been rising rapidly around the world - to $260 billion last year - and created 2.3 MILLION JOBS. UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON HAS CALLED ON GOVERNMENTS, BUSINESSES AND CIVIL SOCIETY TO DOUBLE THE SHARE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX BY 2030. WIND POWER Almost 20% of Denmark's electricity is produced from wind power. Solar energy's technical potential is hundreds of times greater than the world's total electricity use. Wind technology could provide 9% of global electricity by 2030. SOLAR POWER Global PV capacity has been increasing at an average annual growth rate of more than 40% since 2000. Technical potential for hydropower is HYDRO POWER 400% CURRENT PRODUCTION Brazil's hydroelectric dams produce 83% of the country's electricity. 83% BIOENERGY The EU's gross electricity production from biomass increased by more than 10% between 2008 and 2009. 4 TIMES Sustainably grown biomass could produce up to 4X the global electricity needed by 2050. 2008 2009 GEOTHERMAL Vs. The technical potential of geothermal energy is up to 15X the world's total electricity production. Kenya hopes to generate about 27 percent of the country's electricity from geothermal sources by 2031. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IS www.SustainableEnergy ForAll.org POWERING the future we want. SOURCES SUSTAINABLE IEA, 2011 | Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 2012 | UN Africa Renewal Blog, 2012 | GE, 2011 | REN21, 2011 | World Bank, 2011 | IPCC SRREN, 2011 ENERGY FOR ALL

Renewable Energy

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