Energy Transition

This is the state of world's energy - in charts

Powering up ... more energy was consumed in 2021 than in the year before the pandemic. Image: Unsplash/Red Dot

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Graph showing change in primary energy fuel and by geography.
Global energy demand is higher than pre-pandemic levels. Image: BP

Bar chart showing the increase of carbon emissions, energy and mineral prices.
Higher carbon emissions go hand in hand with economic growth. Image: BP

Graphs showing oil demand and the share of renewables in global power generation.
On the plus side, use of renewable technologies continues to grow. Image: BP

Graphs showing world consumption and shares of global primary energy.
Fossil fuels still dominate the energy market. Image: BP


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Bar chart showing Russian share of gas, coal consumption and oil imports.
Almost 40% of EU natural gas consumption came from Russia in 2021. Image: BP

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