OESO-landen: 22% van de stroom is duurzaam

14 juli 2015 – Het International Energy Agency meldt over de OESO landen dat vorig jaar 22% van de elektriciteit duurzaam werd opgewekt. De totale energieproductie in de OESO-landen was groter dan ooit.

Het Internationale Energy Agency publiceerde Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015.
Wat kerncijfers:

  • Totale energieproductie voor het eerst meer dan 4.000 Mtoe (in 2014, 3% meer dan in 2013)
  • Totale energieverbruik (TPES) daalde 1,2%
  • Aandeel OECD-verbruik in het mondiale verbruik is nu 40% (was in 1971 nog 61%)
  • In het verbruik daalde het aandeel fossiel licht: steenkool met 1,9%, olie met 0,9%, gas met 2,3%
  • Elektriciteit: 22% duurzame opwekking

Uit een persbericht van het IEA
‘(…)Energy production in the 34 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) exceeded 4 000 Mtoe for the first time since the Agency was founded in 1974. And renewables made up 22% of all electricity generation last year among OECD members, the highest level since 1975.
Significant production increases in the United States (up 12% for oil and 5% for natural gas), Canada (9% for oil) and Australia (9% for coal) drove the OECD’s 3% gain from 2013. (…)
On the back of the increased energy production, OECD exports reached a new high of 1 695 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while imports fell 2.5%. That left net OECD imports at 1 324 Mtoe, the lowest since 1995.


Total primary energy supply (TPES), an indicator of energy use, fell across OECD countries by 1.2%, led by declines for all fossil fuels, as gas consumption dropped by 2.3%, coal by 1.9% and oil by 0.9%. A relatively warm winter in several countries was the main cause of the reduction in gas consumption.

With production increasing more than use, the level of total OECD energy self-sufficiency (defined as production/TPES) increased to 78% in 2014, comparable to 1985 levels. OECD Americas was very close to self-sufficient, at 99%, the highest level since the founding of the IEA.


Non-hydro renewable electricity generation rose 9% in 2014 to reach 9% of total generation, a new high within the OECD, lifting total renewable electricity generation to 22%, or 2 355 terawatt-hours (TWh). Generation from fossil fuels fell 160 TWh.


OECD member countries accounted for 40% of global TPES in 2013, Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015 reports, continuing a steady decline in its relative importance in energy use. In 1971, the grouping accounted for 61% of the global energy supply.


Persbericht IEA, 3 juli 2015: OECD energy production reached new high in 2014
Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015, summary
Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015, database
Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015, book

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