World Energy consumption increased 2.3% in 2018 with 70% of the increase coming from China, the USA and India. The growth was double the average increase from 2010-2017. Global Electricity demand increased by 4% to 23000 Terawatt hours. Global energy-related CO2 emissions grew 1.7% in 2018 to reach a historic high of 33.1 billion tons of CO2.
Nuclear power generated 2724 TWh in 2018 which was up 3.3% year-on-year. Nuclear was 10% of electricity generation, down from 17% in 2000, according to the IEA. Half of that was due to new plants entering service in China.
45% of the new energy was natural gas.
25% of the new energy was renewable solar, wind and hydro.
18% of the new energy was oil
9% of the new energy was coal
7% of the new energy nuclear
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