Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
World Energy Consumption, 1965-2013
Global energy consumption patterns reveal that the world remains highly dependent on fossil fuels. Over the last 50 years, while energy consumption grew substantially, the world undertook a transition in its usage of fossil fuels, from solids (coal), to liquids (oil) to gases (natural gas). While coal accounted for 39% of all energy consumption in 1965, this share declined to 30% in 2013. Meanwhile, the share of oil declined as well, from 40% of energy consumption in 1965 to 32% in 2013.