Renewables were the fastest growing energy source worldwide last year but barely grew in Europe because the weather was less windy and sunny, BP said. Continued installation of wind turbines and solar panels helped to drive a 12 per cent increase in global renewable energy consumption, excluding hydro-electric power, last year. China was responsible for about 40 per cent of the global growth in renewables, which now account for about 4 per cent of global energy consumption. Year-on-year growth in renewable energy in the EU was “almost zero”, however, because renewables were generating electricity less often than in 2015.
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