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Electricity supplies reflect diverse sources

  • World shifts to less carbon-intensive energy for electricity generation, led by gas, renewables (wind, solar) and nuclear
  • Electricity supplies from coal plateau around 2035 as natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar continue to grow 
  • Coal provides less than 30 percent of world’s electricity in 2040, versus about 40 percent in 2015 
  • Wind and solar electricity supplies grow about 360 percent, approaching 15 percent of global electricity by 2040 
  • Renewables growth supported by policies to reduce CO2 emissions