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Electricity sources shift regionally

  • Sources for electricity generation change from 2015-2040, and the shifts vary regionally
  • Gas leads growth as a source for electricity generation, with growing demand in OECD, China, and in countries where domestically available
  • Wind, solar grow significantly, with about three-quarters of the growth from OECD and China; other renewables, particularly hydro, grow across all regions
  • Nuclear grows, with more than 50 percent of the growth coming from China
  • Coal-fired generation shrinks in OECD, but is more than offset by growth in many countries in Asia Pacific to support their rapidly expanding economies
  • Global generation from oil shrinks, with growth seen only in Africa