Access to low cost, dependable, clean energy is the foundation of fair and safe societies. To make this a reality for all, we need to stop burning all fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources like solar and wind, in combination with technologies that maximise the efficiency of our buildings, appliances and motors. This requires rapid and deep electrification of heating, industry and transport, an abundance of electricity storage options, and the deployment of smart technologies to match availability with demand. We will be rewarded with permanently affordable, secure, clean energy, the restoration and protection of nature, and the prevention of some of the worst effects of climate change.
The below graphs show overall power data from 2000. For coal, gas, and renewable specific data, click through to those sections.