Energy Savings: First Fuel of the World by 2040
In the traditional vision of the primary energy mix, the world will be fuelled by 2040 first by oil and fossil fuels will meet 60% of the global primary energy demand even if policies and measures to keep global warming below the 2 degrees are effectively implemented (data used are those of the IEA WEO 2015 modelling results)
But when considering energy savings (energy efficiency + energy sufficiency) as an energy source on it own, the picture is lightly different.
The world will be fuelled, by 2040, first by the additional energy savings due to the implementation of policies aiming to keep global warming at 2 degrees. This in turn will make fossil fuels meeting only 47% of the global energy demand (data used are those of the IEA WEO 2015 modelling results)