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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:51 PM

US energy consumption hit a record high in 2018 -- driven mostly by fossil fuels

The US Energy Information Administration dropped some troubling new data this week: US energy consumption hit a record high in 2018 in large part due to the growing use of fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels provided 80 percent of total energy used in 2018. Consumption of natural gas and petroleum grew by 4 percent, while coal consumption declined by 4 percent compared to the year before. Renewable energy production also reached a record high last year, climbing 3 percent relative to 2017.



US energy consumption hit a record high in 2018.
The growth in energy use is largely a function of the growing US economy. More goods, more travel, more services mean using more fuel and electricity. However, that also means we are moving further away from our already limited ambitions in fighting climate change.

The EIA’s latest numbers starkly reveal where we are and just how far we have to go if we want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/us-energy-consumption-hit-a-record-high-in-2018--driven-mostly-by-fossil-fuels/ar-BBW4Lmn

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