Full Title: BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
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Welcome to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy which records the events of 2017, a year in which global energy markets took a partial step back from the exceptional momentum of recent years towards a lower carbon energy system.
Prior to 2017, there had been three successive years of little or no growth in carbon emissions from energy consumption. This came about through accelerating gains in energy efficiency muting growth in energy demand, and rapid growth in renewable energy combined with successive falls in
global coal consumption leading to improvements in the fuel mix. That progress partially reversed last year. Growth in energy demand picked up as gains in energy efficiency slowed, coal consumption increased for the first time in four years, and carbon emissions from energy consumption grew.