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Renewable electricity market trends in selected BRICS countries, 1990-2005 RUS 200 000 IND 180 000 ZAF 160 000 GWh 140 000 120 000 100 000 80 000 60 000 40 000 20 000 0 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Source: IEA, 2007a Key point The share of renewable electricity generation in Russia, India and South Africa continues to fluctuate, while the share of new renewables has gradually increased in India. 13. Annex 2 on the companion CD-ROM includes tables on the contribution of the individual renewable electricity (RES-E) technologies to aggregate RES-E production.
0% WORLD 36 © OECD/IEA, 2008 2000 Chapter 1: RET Market Trends in OECD Countries and BRICS Table 1. 5% 37 © OECD/IEA, 2008 2002 Deploying Renewables: RET Market Trends in OECD Countries and BRICS Table 1. 4% WORLD Source: IEA (2007a). 38 © OECD/IEA, 2008 2004 Chapter 1: RET Market Trends in OECD Countries and BRICS Trends in renewable heat (RES-H) markets Market trends for commercial renewable heat This section outlines the growth in renewable heat markets in OECD countries and the BRICS from 1990 to 2005.
For example, the latter represented up to 30% of hydro electricity produced in Italy (EurObserv’ER, 2006). Figure 2. Renewable electricity generation trends in OECD-EU countries, 1990-2005 AUT BEL CZE DEU DNK ESP FIN FRAN GBR GRC HUN IRL ITA NLD POL PRT SVK SWE 90 000 GWh 80 000 70 000 60 000 50 000 40 000 30 000 20 000 10 000 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 Source: IEA (2007a). Key point OECD-EU countries supply 41% of total RES-E among OECD countries due to a growing share of electricity from non-hydro renewables.