Growth in World Energy in 2018 Was Double the Recent Average Growth

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

SOURCES- IEA (International Energy Association

Written By Brian Wang,