Electricity production of the different energies in TWh

Here is the list of energies classified by electricity production in terms of TWh:

EnergyYearly production TWh
(world)
Thermal flame22076,5
Fossil fuel18771,4
Coal9538,3
Renewable energies6136,5
Natural gas5543,3
Hydraulic4023,0
Nuclear2617,0
Supercritical coal2250,0
Oil989,8
Onshore wind959,0
Biomass wood504,0
Ultra-supercritical coal450,0
Solar342,4
Solar photovoltaic333,0
Waste to energy94,1
Biomethane82,4
Geothermal80,4
Offshore wind40,6
Solar water thermal9,4
Bioethanol7,6
Concentrating solar2,0
Marine tidal1,0
Marine wave-
Diesel-
Lignite-
Plasma burner-
Water mill-
Hydraulic run off river-
Hydrogen fuel cell-
Propane-
Hydraulique small-
Marine current-
Domestic fuel oil-
Combined cycle gas-
Gasoline-
Hydraulic water reservoir-
Microturbine-
Wood trigeneration-
Butane-
Heavy fuel oil-
Liquefied petroleum gas-
Piezoelectric-
Marine thermal-
Micro-algae-
Coal capture and storage-
Nuclear WPR-

Source: EIA.

Thus, fossil fuels still produce 3 times more electricity than renewable energies. They account for 74% of production; while green energies encompass 26% with hydroelectricity and only 10% without hydro! We can see how wind and solar are dwarves alongside coal and gas.

The goal for the world is to achieve between 20 and 30% of production from renewable (without hydroelectricity) by 2035, the road ahead is long and not without pitfalls.

If the production of electricity from oil has collapsed since the 1950s, the one from gas increased drastically, and the one from coal literally explodes like a crazy train that nobody can stop. Countries are therefore moving towards CO2 capture and storage technologies to limit breakage.


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