Breakdown of world energy by region, fuel source and emissions
In 2020, coal accounted for 30% of all global energy consumption and more than 40% of global emissions. Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) already account for about 78% of all energy consumption and are the major source (about 73%) of global emissions . 2021 saw a 6% increase in coal consumption. We are already seeing higher demands this year. Coal is the largest fuel source of electricity generation in the world. As low-carbon energy supplies struggle to keep up with the world's electricity demand, coal is filling the gap and further slowing the progress toward net zero emissions by 2050.