Projected world electricity generation from 2012 to 2040, by energy source (in trillion kilowatt hours)

World electricity generation by energy source: outlook through 2040 This statistic shows the world electricity generation in 2012, including projections through 2040, by energy source. Almost 8.6 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity derived from coal were generated worldwide in 2012.
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PetroleumNuclearRenewablesNatural gasCoal
20121.062.344.734.838.6
20200.863.056.875.269.73
20250.693.47.896.310.07
20300.623.958.687.4710.12
20350.594.259.648.7810.31
20400.564.510.6310.1410.62
PetroleumNuclearRenewablesNatural gasCoal
20121.062.344.734.838.6
20200.863.056.875.269.73
20250.693.47.896.310.07
20300.623.958.687.4710.12
20350.594.259.648.7810.31
20400.564.510.6310.1410.62

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This statistic shows the world electricity generation in 2012, including projections through 2040, by energy source. Almost 8.6 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity derived from coal were generated worldwide in 2012.
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Release date
May 2016
Region
World
Survey time period
2012
Supplementary notes
* The figures for 2020 through 2040 are projections. According to the source, the projections were made based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

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