World Energy Data Report - Vol 2: 2019 Fuel Source Breakdown
Written by Sam Finnerty
Quick Side Note: For the above Dot Plot, hover over a given "dot" (country) to better visualize the country it represents. The names are rather small!
Last week, we presented data highlighting the world’s leading consumers of energy, on both an overall and per capita basis. This week, we are focusing on the sources of this energy, and what the world’s energy mix looks like as of 2019.
The 2016 Paris Agreement set a goal for scaling up Renewables to account for 65% of the world’s energy share by the year 2050. In setting major long-term goals, it is important to assess the current situation in order to gauge the level of effort that it will take to reach said goals. The data on the two above report pages highlight the energy share by fuel source for individual countries, and for the world as a whole. This data can serve as a general baseline for the work that must be done to achieve the 65% Renewable Energy Transition Goal set by the Paris Agreement.
This report will show you which countries are leading the way in Renewable Energy Transition, and which countries are still highly dependent on Oil, Coal or Natural Gas for their energy needs. An important note: countries are ranked against each other for fuel source use by its percent share of their total energy mix rather than by their total overall consumption of that fuel source. This allows us to compare countries of vastly different sizes (like China and Switzerland) in their reliance on Oil, Hydroelectric and other fuel sources.
Which region of the world is still the most heavily reliant on Fossil Fuels?
Which countries have the highest percent share for Renewables?
Explore the data above to find out!
This data is sourced from Eneradata's Global Energy Statistical Yearbook