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  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Renewables Up But So Are Fossil Fuels

    Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, and carbon emissions rose for the first time since 2014

    22 March 2018 (International Energy Agency)

    “Global energy demand rose by 2.1% in 2017, more than twice the previous year’s rate, boosted by strong global economic growth, with oil, gas and coal meeting [over 70%] of the increase in demand for energy, and renewables…[accountimg] for almost all of the rest [according to the IEA’s Global Energy and CO2 Status Report, 2017]…[Because improvements] in energy efficiency slowed…global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 1.4% in 2017, after three years of remaining flat…[But emissions declined] in the U.S., UK, Mexico and Japan…The biggest drop in emissions came from the U.S., driven by higher renewables deployment…Oil demand grew by 1.6%...Natural gas consumption grew 3%, the most of all fossil fuels, with China alone accounting for nearly a third of this growth, and the buildings and industry sectors contributing to 80% of the increase…Renewables had the highest growth rate of any fuel, meeting a quarter of world energy demand growth, as renewables-based electricity generation rose 6.3%...” click here for more

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