China is the world’s largest consumer of coal, but it also has more wind and solar generation capacity than any other country in the world. This is just one insight drawn from the new and updated edition of Key World Energy Statistics (KWES) released by the IEA. The new version of KWES still provides headline data on all fuels, and now also contains additional information highlighting the rapid growth of renewable technologies, for example that in four countries wind generation provided more than 10% of all electricity, with solar providing more than 5% in two countries.

A German think tank believes lack of political will could be among the reasons South Africa has not embraced renewable energy to solve its energy crisis despite its potential.

The 2017 edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, shows global energy markets continuing to undergo long-term changes as they also adapt to nearer-term price challenges.

Low energy supply, complete with shortages, high costs and poor access, remains major impediments to Africa’s social and economic progress. The African Union’s Agenda 2063 commits to fast-tracking modern, efficient, reliable and cost effective renewable energy for all households, businesses, industries and institutions.

The share of the world's electricity generated by coal is expected to fall to about 30 percent from approximately 40 percent in 2015 as the use of lower-emission energy sources including natural gas, nuclear and renewables increases says this report.

This report presents the results of a trend assessment of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel and cement up to 2015, and updates last year’s assessment.

World Nuclear Performance Report 2016 Asia Edition provides an up-to-date picture of the civil nuclear power sector today and how it is performing across several key metrics, with a special focus on Asia. This report was launched at Singapore International Energy Week.

This report takes stock of the power sector in India and discusses the interventions required to achieve round-the-clock power supply and propose directions for stakeholders in the Indian power and energy sectors.

At the start of 2015 there were 436 operable reactors around the world and by year-end there were 439. This increase in reactor numbers came despite the retirement of seven units during the year.

Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing.

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