The stagnation of clean energy, with more detail

Inspired by Mark Lynas’s new book “Nuclear 2.0” and Roger Pielke Jr’s excellent post “Clean Energy Stagnation,” here’s my graph of the week. It’s the same graph used by Pielke fils, showing the clean energy as a share of world’s primary energy supply since 1965. The data used, BP’s statistical report on world energy, is the same as well. What I’ve added is just coloring to show what technologies are doing the heavy lifting – and what are, well, perhaps not doing as much as the hype would lead you to believe.

 

EDIT 7.4.2014: Now with 100% more information – separated biomass, wind and solar in the graph. 

Share of low-carbon energy from total energy supply. Based on BP statistics (2013).

Share of low-carbon energy from total energy supply. Based on BP statistics (2013).

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3 Responses to The stagnation of clean energy, with more detail

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  2. ppp251 says:

    What about share of electricity?

  3. Pingback: Graphic of the Week: Estimates of world energy consumption to 2100, and renewables generation to 2050 | The unpublished notebooks of J. M. Korhonen

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