What fuels power the planet?
Watts Up With That has produced a useful readable summary of energy consumption trends 1965 – 2017. This is the period covering the noisy war on carbon fuels and the massive subsidies and hype about wind and solar energy.
Here are the trends in the country that uses the most energy in the world – CHINA:
Another very revealing graph shows that the greater the proportion of renewable energy per capita, the higher the electricity cost.
Compiled from the graphs in the article, here is a snapshot of what energy powered our world in 2017:
|COUNTRY||CHIEF ENERGY SOURCES||% Carbon Fuel vs % Renewables|
|China||coal, oil, hydro,
|US||oil, gas, coal, nuclear||83-6|
|Europe||oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydro||75-9|
|Russia and satellites||gas, oil, coal, hydro||87-0|
|Middle East||oil, gas||99-0|
|Central/Sth America||oil, hydro, gas||69-8|
|Japan||oil, gas, coal||90-5|
|Africa||oil, gas, coal||91-1|
|Canada||oil, hydro, gas||65-3|
|Germany||oil, gas, coal, nuclear||79-14|
|France||nuclear, oil, gas||53-5|
|Spain||oil, gas, nuclear||75-12|
|UK||oil, gas, nuclear||80-1|
|Norway||hydro, oil, gas||31-1|
|Denmark||oil, wind, gas||73-27|
|Australia||oil, coal, gas||94-4|
|New Zealand||oil, hydro, gas, geothermal||63-11|
And the verdict in the war on carbon fuels? CARBON WON.
Read the full report here: