June 17, 2020 / 7:31 AM / a month ago

Global energy consumption rose by 1.3% in 2019 - BP Review

LONDON (Reuters) - BP (BP.L) published its benchmark Statistical Review of World Energy for 2019 on Wednesday which showed that renewable power accounted for over 40% of the growth in primary energy.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is seen at a petrol station in Kloten, Switzerland October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Here are some highlights from the report which can be downloaded here here :

- Primary energy consumption rose by 1.3% in 2019, less than half the rate the previous year

- Carbon emissions from energy use grew by 0.5% in 2019, down from 2.1% in 2018

- Renewables accounted for more than 40% of the global in primary energy

- Natural gas consumption increased by 2%

- The share of natural gas in the energy mix rose to a record 24.2%

- Oil consumption grew by 0.9%, or 900,000 barrels per day

- Coal’s share of primary energy fell to its lowest level in 16 years at 27%

- Coal was still the single largest source of power generation, accounting for over 36% of global power

- China accounted for more than three quarters of net global energy growth, while the United States and Germany posted the largest declines

Reporting by Ron Bousso; editing by Jason Neely

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