Growth of Biomass as an energy source is set to continue.
Electricity generation from solid biomass grew from 4.8 Mtoe in 2007 to 9.0 Mtoe in 2016. The growth rate over the 2007-2016 period was 7 %. In 2015, Germany's share of the total electricity generated from solid biomass was 17 %. The United Kingdom and Finland had shares of 15 % and 11 %, respectively. In 2016, electricity generation from solid biomass increased again compared with 2015 due to the expansion of biomass cogeneration and the conversion of coal-fired power plants