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Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017

Full Title: Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017
Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA)
Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA)
Publication Date: March 1, 2018
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Description (excerpt):

Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, according to IEA preliminary estimates, more than twice the
growth rate in 2016. Global energy demand in 2017 reached an estimated 14 050 million tonnes of oil
equivalent (Mtoe), compared with 10 035 Mtoe in 2000.

Fossil-fuels met 70% of the growth in energy demand around the world. Natural gas demand increased the
most, reaching a record share of 22% in total energy demand. Renewables also grew strongly, making up
around a quarter of global energy demand growth, while nuclear use accounted for 2% of the growth. The
overall share of fossil fuels in global energy demand in 2017 remained at 81%, a level that has remained stable
for more than three decades despite strong growth in renewables.

Improvements in global energy efficiency slowed down. The rate of decline in global energy intensity, defined
as the energy consumed per unit of economic output, slowed to only 1.6% in 2017, much lower than the 2.0%
improvement seen in 2016.

The growth in global energy demand was concentrated in Asia, with China and India together representing
more than 40% of the increase. Energy demand in all advanced economies contributed more than 20% of
global energy demand growth, although their share in total energy use continued to fall. Notable growth was
also registered in Southeast Asia (which accounted for 8% of global energy demand growth) and Africa (6%),
although per capita energy use in these regions still remains well below the global average.

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