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Global Hydrogen

27.09.2022

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report series on global hydrogen, showing the importance of its commercial transport and trade for the establishment of a more diversified and sustainable energy system as well as CO2 emissions reduction. Hydrogen is the most important component of a...

Waste statistics in the EU: 2 151 million tonnes waste in 2020

20.09.2022

Waste generation and treatment statistics in the European Union in 2020 presented by Eurostat reveals that EU‘s all economic activities and households in the EU Member States generated 2 151 million tonnes waste which corresponds 4 808 kg per capita. Of all different activities, the largest waste producer is Construction,...

Passenger cars in the EU: 1 million vehicles are battery-only electric

11.09.2022

Eurostat presented statistics on passenger cars in the EU Member States, providing information on the numbers of vehicles, their age, type of engine fuel etc. Overall, over the past five years, the passenger car fleet has grown in all EU member states, reaching a total of 250 million cars in 2020, 32 million more than in...

Eurostat Municipal Waste Statistics: Half a Ton of Municipal Waste per Citizen of the EU

10.08.2022

Municipal waste statistics by Eurostat present tendencies in municipal waste generation and treatment in the European Union (EU) from 1995 to 2020. In general, the published data record a clear downward trend in the volume of waste landfilling, which is explained by the move of countries to alternative methods of waste...

IRENA Renewable Energy Statistics 2022: about 28% of electricity was renewable in 2020

26.07.2022

This year edition Renewable Energy Statistics by IRENA gives a comprehensive overview on renewable power generation capacity for the last decade (2012-2021), actual power generation for 2012-2020 and renewable energy balances for over 150 countries and areas for 2019-2020. According to the report, total renewable generation...

2021 Energy balances for the EU: fossil fuels were again the leading source for electricity generation

17.07.2022

Eurostat presented preliminary data on energy commodities, estimating the dynamics of energy supply in the EU in 2021 compared to 2020. Overall, statistics show that in 2021 many EU countries saw a rebound in economic activity, which emerged after a long period of restrictive measures imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in...

GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND REPORT 2022: a new record in offshore wind industry!

14.07.2022

2021 was the most successful year ever for the offshore wind industry, according to the report released by GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council). 21.1 GW of new capacity was connected to the grid globally and stated global targets indicate that there could be more record years from 2025 onwards. China with 17 GW made up 80% of...

BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022: significant increase in energy demand and emissions

08.07.2022

The BP Statistical Review of World Energy analyses global energy market data for 2021 and shows that energy demand rebounded to roughly pre-pandemic levels, thus reversing the temporary decline in 2020 caused by the COVID-19. Moreover, the drastic drop in carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 was unfortunately a short-lived and...

2022 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR-2022): a record 6% increase in carbon dioxide emissions in 2021

05.07.2022

REN21's annual Renewable Energy Report documents the progress made in the renewable energy sector worldwide. This year's edition publishes data for the year 2021, while noting that in 2022 the world is facing the largest energy crisis in history, exacerbated by the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine. In this context, the...

BP Energy Outlook 2022: more renewables, less hydrocarbons, intensive electrification

27.05.2022

The BP Energy Outlook 2022 defines aspects of the energy transition focusing on three main scenarios: Accelerated, Net Zero and New Momentum, which illustrate a wide range of possible outcomes for the energy system to 2050. The scenarios deal with carbon emissions including CO2, emissions from energy production and use,...