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.

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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