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Reality Check: 85% Of Global Energy Consumption Based On Fossil Fuels

By Paul Homewood



More on the BP Energy Review.

Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%.

Wind and solar in contrast contribute only a tiny 2.2%.





Year on year, the increase in fossil fuel energy has been almost double that from wind and solar.





Comparison of the two years shows how small the inroads are that renewable energy is making into total energy consumption.


Surely it must slowly be dawning on even the most ardent advocates for renewable energy, that it will remain little more than an expensive sideshow for a long while to come yet.