Saturday, June 30, 2012

G20 Renewable Energy from 2002 to 2020

In preparation for the Rio+20 conference, a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) tracks changes in renewable energy use since the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to the report, the G20 countries are expected to produce less than 4 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015 and less than 6 percent by 2020, based on current trends. One of the goals for Rio+20, however, is to conceive a plan that will boost total world electricity production via renewable resources to 15 percent by 2020.

Infographic: A new NRDC report contains statistics and predictions about renewable energy use in G20 countries from 2002 to 2020. Click image to enlarge.

The NRDC report features scorecard tables, holding governments accountable for their progress in clean energy investment and production, especially since the G20 nations accounted for more than 80 percent of the world’s energy consumption in 2010.

By Amanda Northrop@circle of blue

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