Most of the world's renewable energy comes from biomass

04/29/2014 |

Biomass has been the biggest provider of renewable energy in the past 10 years worldwide, thanks to supportive policies and renewable-energy targets, writes Robert Wilson. Between 2000 and 2011 in the EU, biomass use increased by roughly 54 million tons of oil equivalent, while wind and solar power grew by 14.3 million tons of oil equivalent and 6.7 million tons of oil equivalent, respectively, Wilson notes. In the U.S., biomass accounts for nearly 50% of total renewable energy, nearly twice as much as other renewable energy sources, Wilson states.

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