World Energy Consumption

Photo – Yingze Bridge, Taiyuan City, China, May 27, 2013.1 An energy system is conventionally represented by the figure below – This post discusses the world’s total final consumption (TFC), here referred to as simply ‘energy consumption’. As shown in the diagram above, this is energy after conversions. The forms and quantities of energy we […]

World Energy Supply

Photo – Petroleum refinery in Detroit.1 Most of the world’s energy is supplied by oil. As with other posts on this site, this uses data from the IEA2 and BP.3 Although the latest year of data from BP is more recent than that from the IEA (2018 vs 2016 respectively), BP’s data doesn’t fully account […]