Global Energy Demand Increased 2.3% In 2018, Largest Increase In 10 Years; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 1.7%, Largest Increase Since 2013

 In Environment   Last Updated: March 31, 2019

Global energy demand increased 2.3% in 2018, the largest increase in 10 years.  Nearly 70% of that increase in demand was filled with fossel fuels.

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.7% in 2018, the largest increase since 2013.

Coal-fired power plants were the single largest contributor to the growth in emissions observed in 2018, with an increase of 2.9%.”  Coal [power plants account for 30% of all energy related greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the full International Energy Agency report here.



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"Global Energy & CO2 Status Report." International Energy Agency, Report. 31 March 2019.
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