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The essential data about fossil fuel explained in 20 infographics. Detailed charts covering fossil fuel production gap, fossil fuel, years of fossil fuels left 2016, world energy use by fuel and more. Learn the truth about fossil fuel and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Fossil Fuel Production Gap Countries are planning to produce about 50% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with a 2°C global average temperature rise, and 120% more than would be consistent with a 1.5°C rise. The production gap is largest for coal. By 2030, countries...
Fossil Fuel
Industrialized civilization is dependent upon cheap and reliable fossil fuel energy. This section includes a look at production, consumption, remaining known resources and the global carbon budget.
Years of Fossil Fuels Left 2016
World Energy Use By Fuel
US Energy Consumption by Fuel and Sector
Petroleum in the US 1950–2018
Crude Oil Reserves by Region
Proven Natural Gas Reserves
Proven Coal Reserves In 2014, coal-powered plants at electrical utilities in the US accounted for 39% of electricity production, 27.5% in 2018, and 23.5% in 2019. The decline is due to increased availability of natural gas, decreased consumption, increase in renewable power,...
Top Emitters of CO2 Research reported in 2017 shows that just 100 fossil fuel producers emitted 71% of global industrial greenhouse gases from 1988 to 2015. 51% of industrial emissions since 1988 can be linked to just 25 producers, including both public and state-owned...
Major Oil Producers and Consumers Coal has been used since the industrial revolution but only in the last 100 years have huge quantities of oil and gas been removed from underground reservoirs. Oil and gas are used as fuel energy in combustion engines and as "feed stock" for other industries...
US Electricity Generation
U.S. Petroleum Top Imports and Exports
Oil Tanker Spills
Petroleum Discharges into the Oceans
Global Carbon Budget
Per Capita Energy Consumption 2014
US Electrical Power Sector
US Energy Consumption by Source 1950-2018
US Petroleum Production and Net Imports 2018


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