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Electricty generation highlights regional diversity

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Electricity generation highlights regional diversity

  • About 60 percent of the growth in electricity demand will come from Asia Pacific
  • Mix of electricity generation sources will vary significantly by region
  • The United States and Europe lead shift away from coal, with significant gains in natural gas, wind and solar
  • China’s coal share of electricity generation falls with nuclear, renewables and natural gas meeting close to all electricity demand growth
  • The Middle East, Africa and the rest of world draw on natural gas where domestically available
  • Favorable economics drive coal-fired electricity in Asia Pacific; India’s use of coal for electricity more than doubles from 2016 to 2040
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