Oct. 2, 2019: EIA predicts that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its International Energy Outlook 2019 report.  In it, they predict that global electricity generation from renewable energy sources (hydropower, wind, and solar) will grow from 28% in 2018 to 49% in 2050.  They predict that coal will remain the most-used industrial fuel, but that renewables will have the fastest rate of growth.  The report also concludes that petroleum and other liquid fuels consumption will increase by more than 20%, the majority of consumption growth occurring in non-OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) countries.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded from the EIA website, here: https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/