According to Observ'ER, renewable electricity production amounted to 18.6% of total production, 89% coming from water-power and 5.7% from biomass, the rest being shared out between wind-power (3.5%), geothermal power (1.7%), and solar power (0.2%). North America is world's first producer of renewable energy with 21.8% of total production, followed by western Europe (19.3%), East and South-East Asia (19.2%) and South America (19%). In 2007, wind-powered electricity production increased from 20,000 MW to 94,000 MW. Photovoltaic production increased by 50% compared to 2006, reaching 12,400 MW.
The United States experienced the greatest increase, followed by China and Spain. Investments in renewable energy amounted to 66 billion dollars, an increase of 20 to 25% compared to 2006. However, the European Commission predicts that the percentage of renewable energy used in global consumption will decrease from 13% to 8% between 2000 and 2...
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