80.6% of the total energy consumption of the world still comes from fossil fuels. And this percentage hasn’t changed much in recent years. This might come as a surprise since climate change and sustainability seem to rank quite high on the international agenda.
Last year, the Doha conference assembled most of the world’s countries for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Kyoto Protocol was extended until 2020.
Also at the end of last year, the Climate Reality Project broadcasted a live 24-hour marathon on the impact of climate change. The marathon was seen by millions around the world.
In order to navigate these conversations about sustainable energy and climate change, it helps to have a look at our current consumption patterns. So how much do we consume? What countries are consuming more? And what do we use energy for?
The following infographic is the first of a 2-part series on these questions. This first part is about energy as a whole while part 2 will focus on renewables.
[EDIT: part 2 is now available]