Middle East Renewables ‘Starting To Scale Up’ From Low Base-IEA

Renewables remain a small source of electricity generation in the Middle East, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), but are “starting to scale up.”

The IEA’s latest Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report says total electricity generated from renewable sources in the Middle East held steady last year at over 22TWh, or 2.5% of total power generated.

This compares with 240TWh of renewables power generated globally in 2013, up by 5% year-on-year and accounting for almost 22% of total power generation worldwide.

Even though regional capacity is forecast to grow strongly in absolute forms, renewables will make few inroads relative to conventional power generation in the coming years.


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