November 1, 2008

The Big Three

Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas are the big three energy providers, taking between them a whopping 78% of world energy, as is shown in the chart above from British Petroleum and the table below from Matt Simmons.

Here's a more recent summation from The Oil Drum of U.S. consumption:

Here's the most recent view of global primary energy production, showing "something new under the sun" since 1945:

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