The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The 2016 Renewable Energy Statistics Yearbook shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity for 2006-2015, renewable power generation for 2006-2014 and renewable energy balances for 100 countries and areas for 2013 and 2014.
The total amount of electricity generated from renewables in 2014 amounted to 5 294 TWh. Hydro accounted for almost three quarters (3 907 TWh), followed by wind (714 TWh), bioenergy (399 TWh), solar energy (197 TWh) and geothermal energy (77 TWh). Hydroelectricity is by far the most important source of renewable electricity in Africa, Middle East and South America. Hydroelectricity represents a significant part of renewable generation in Europe – 53%.
Renewable electricity generation in 2014 was 5% higher than in 2013.
A detailed summary of recent developments in renewable energy can be found here.