Future of Renewable Energy
The use of renewable energy sources is on the rise. While solar, wind and biofuels are the most often mentioned renewable sources, other sources such as geothermal, tidal, wave and other energy sources are beginning to contribute to our energy demand.
Currently, the total contribution of renewable energy to total energy (electricity or oil consumption) is very low, with the exception of contribution from hydro-power. But all this is set to change in future.
Use the FREnewable widget provided on your left to find out how much each renewable energy source is likely to contribute in future. Drag the slider to a particular year to see the contribution of various renewable energy sources for that year.
Please note that, among the sources mentioned, all sources except biofuels contribute to electricity, while biofuels alone contribute to transportation fuels (Note: we have not considered the impact of electric vehicles for this widget).
Computations for the widget have been made using standard data on existing contribution from these sources, and by making suitable assumptions on growth rates for each renewable source.