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Fossil fuels – global proven reserves: Basic facts & figures

Fossil fuels – global proven reserves: Basic facts & figures

Lets look at a few critical aspects about the proven reserves (those that be can extracted with reasonable certainty from an economic and technological feasibility perspective).┬áBulk of the energy across the world is still generated using the fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal. How much of proven reserves do we have of each type of fossil fuels? Lets first take a look at how much proven reserves do we have of each type in terms of share of total….

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Non-fossil energy resources: basic facts and figures

Non-fossil energy resources: basic facts and figures

For all the attention they receive, it is clear that non fossil sources of energy still are a long way off from overtaking the fossil fuels across the globe. Contribution of non fossil energy resources to total global annual energy consumption   As you can see from the chart below, non fossil fuels still contribute below 15% of total energy consumption across the globe. Hydro-power with a 7% leads the family of non fossils. The projections as per BP for…

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Fossil fuels – global consumption patterns: Basic facts & figures

Fossil fuels – global consumption patterns: Basic facts & figures

Some useful and simple facts about global energy consumption patterns. Split of energy consumption by fuel type Fossil fuels still make up upwards of 85% of total energy consumed across the world. Hydro-power currently has the biggest share of non fossil fuels with a 7% share.                 The worrying fact to me however is that when you look at BP’s projections for 2035, the non fossil fuels contribution is only expected to go…

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