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Electricity supply mix shifts

  • Renewables growth supported by policies to reduce CO2 emissions
  • 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

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