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7% of renewables supply in the world. 9%, which is equal to the growth rate of world TPES (Figure 3). Growth has been especially high for solar photovoltaics and wind power, which grew at average annual rates of 42% and 25%, respectively. However, this is due to their very low bases in 1990, as the production still remains small. OECD countries account for most of the world production and growth of solar and wind energy. 1% per year. 3% per annum. Non-OECD countries account for most of the production of solid biomass, but its growth is comparable for OECD and non-OECD countries.

The drop in hydroelectric power output due to abnormally low precipitation in some years for several OECD countries), rising demand is generally met by increasing electricity production INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY from traditional fossil fuels rather than renewable sources. 4 TWh in 2009. 3% in 2009. 6% in 2009. The inability to meet rising electricity demand with electricity solely from renewable technologies is only partially responsible for the historical decline in shares of renewables in electricity production.

This includes the use of biogas in China and India; several options at the village level in Thailand; a more efficient use of bagasse in Tanzania; and saw-mill residues in Cameroon for the generation of heat and power. The assessment of sustainable biomass potential and the evaluation of benefits of different bioenergy options, including first-generation biofuels, are important steps to increasing rural energy access. Investment to help build capacities in the field of feedstock supply and handling can create favourable conditions to establishing a second-generation biofuel industry.

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