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