Ember’s new Global Electricity Review provides the first comprehensive overview of changes in global electricity generation in 2023.

Ember’s fifth annual Global Electricity Review provides the first comprehensive overview of changes in global electricity generation in 2023, based on reported data. It presents the trends underlying them, and the likely implications for energy sources and power sector emissions in the near future. With the report, Ember is also releasing the first comprehensive, free dataset of global electricity generation in 2023.

Here are some key figures from the report regarding bioenergy:

  • Bioenergy generation has more than quadrupled since 2000, from 154 TWh to 697 TWh in 2023.
  • The share of bioenergy increased from 1% in 2000 to 2.4% in 2023.
  • The share of bioenergy more than doubled since 2000, but remains low at 2.4%.
  • Electricity generation from bioenergy increased most in China and Japan in 2023 and fell most in the US.
  • Further expansion of bioenergy in net zero pathways presents an emissions risk.

Reference


Ember. 2024. Global Electricity Review 2024. https://ember-climate.org/insights/research/global-electricity-review-2024

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