IEA: “Renewable bioenergy to have the biggest growth in the next 5 years”
Currently, these sources cover 50% of the global renewable demand
Modern bioenergy – in the solid, liquid and gaseous state – will have the biggest growth between 2018 and 2023 thanks to “widespread use in heat and transportation sectors which currently play a much smaller role.” The IEA’s Executive Director, Fatih Birol, said it on Monday when presenting the Renewables 2018 report, according to which now the bioenergy’s share in the world’s total renewables consumption is about 50% today.
By 2023, estimates the Agency based in Paris, bioenergy will remain the predominant energy source. In Europe, bioenergy consumption will increase by 7.5% from 116.3 m ton in 2018 to 125 m ton in 2023.
“We expect modern bioenergy will continue to lead the field, and has huge prospects for further growth,” stated Birol, warning however that “the right policies and rigorous sustainability regulations will be essential to meet its full potential.”
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09 October 2018 - 14:35 CEST