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Electricity sources shift

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Electricity sources shift

  • Global electricity demand grows by 60 percent from 2016 to 2040, driven by demand in the residential and commercial, industrial and transportation sectors
  • Industrial share of demand reduces as China’s economy shifts from heavy industry to services and lighter manufacturing; transportation’s share doubles to 2 percent in 2040
  • The world shifts to lower carbon sources for electricity generation, led by natural gas, renewables such as wind and solar, and nuclear
  • Coal provides less than 30 percent of the world’s electricity in 2040, down from about 40 percent in 2016
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