chapter  10
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Learning from best practice – what European legislation and policy development can contribute to global growth of renewables

WithChristine Lins

Renewable sources, including traditional biomass, have grown to supply 16.7%1 of global final energy consumption in 2010. Of this total, modern renewable energy accounted for an estimated 8.2%, a share that has increased in recent years, while the share from traditional biomass has declined slightly to an estimated 8.5% (see Fig. 10.1). During 2011, renewables continued to grow strongly in all end-use sectors: power, heating and cooling, and transport.