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. (CONTINUED - 821 WORDS)


table Middle East Renewables Targets And Support Policies
table Renewables Progress 2013-20