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Electricity generation by region highlights diversity

  • 60 percent of the rise in electricity demand will come from Asia Pacific
  • Mix of electricity generation sources will vary significantly by region 
  • The U.S. and Europe lead shift from coal, with significant gains in gas, wind and solar
  • China’s coal share of power generation falls; looks to nuclear, renewables and gas to meet electricity growth 
  • Middle East, Africa and Rest of World draw on gas when domestically available 
  • Coal-fired electricity use grows in Asia Pacific; India’s use of coal for electricity more than doubles from 2015-2040