REN21 report shows increased use of biomass in heat, power
from Biomass Magazine
REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, along with renewables used in transportation. According to the report, titled the "Renewables 2016 Global Status Report," 173 countries had renewable energy targets in place as of early 2016. In addition, 146 countries had support policies in place. The report also stresses that renewables have been shown to be cost-competitive with fossil fuels in many markets.
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