The power generation blend in 2021 shows coal is still the dominant source with 36%, natural gas has increased to almost 23%. Every other major generation source of the mid-1980s has lost relative share and not all to gas. Renewable power is the other big improver, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydropower has grown from 0.8% of the world’s electricity mix to 13%. Renewables had just 0.8% market share globally in 1985.
In 1985, coal-fired power was 38% of global electricity generation. Hydro was 20%, nuclear, 15%; natural gas, 14%; and oil, a tad over 11% BP’s report showed.
Renewables have added 0.8% of market share, the same amount that they accounted for globally in 1985, on average annually since 2010. Renewable power passed the 10% mark in 2019
BP Plc since the 1960s shares an annual Statistical Review of World Energy. It provides valuable data on energy production, consumption, power generation and trade flows.
From The TradersCommunity Research Desk