Weaning the World Off of Fossil Fuels

The world is transitioning to renewable energy sources.

China uses the most coal.

The US uses the most natural gas. Much of it is to take the place of closed coal plants.

The US uses the most oil. It’s used for gasoline and other stuff.

China uses more gasoline as people buy their first cars.

China and India have huge populations.

They need to tax carbon emissions. China plans to do so in 2020.

The share of the world’s coal consumption has decreased the past four years.

The share of renewables has increased the fastest– fast enough to cover increases in world demand.

Russia and other CIS countries need more renewables.

The Middle East needs more renewables.

Regional Electricity Percentage By Source 2018

There is no sign of oil production peaking.

Projected Energy Sources