The energy transition in on the right track

While the engine of the world economy still runs to a very large extent on coal or gas, the tipping point was reached in 2015, when renewable energies represented 90% of new capacity installed (50% in 2014). Meanwhile, total CO2 emissions from the energy sector have continued to plateau despite 3% global economic growth. Are these the first signs of a separation between economic wealth creation and CO2 emissions?
Published in the dossier of July 2017

ENERGY CONSUMPTION WORLDWIDE, 1990-2040 (IN BILLIONS OF TONS OF OIL EQUIVALENT)

 

THREE ENERGY STRATEGIES AROUND THE WORLD