Energy outlook – graphic of the day

A new report from BP suggets that energy produced by wind, solar and other renewable sources will grow by fourfold by 2030, but the clean-energy sector will account for only a small fraction of total output. Here are some more highlights from Wednesday’s report:

  • Natural gas is projected to be the fastest growing fossil fuel globally to 2030 at an average annual rate of 2.1%.
  • Energy from coal will account for more than a quarter of total energy output by 2030.
  • Dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas means global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise to levels “well above” what science says is needed to avoid runaway climate change
  • 28% increase in global CO2 emissions by 2030

Today’s graphic forecasts energy consumption by resources and region using data from the report:

BP Energy Outlook 2030