Around 50% of the world's energy needs are met by oil and gas alone.
While we directly consume some energy sources (like oil for transport and gas for heat), we also consume many of these energy sources once they have been transformed into electricity.
The Global Total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) is essentially a measure of all the individual base energy sources produced around the world.
Electricity generation is defined as electricity generated from fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, hydro power plants (excluding pumped storage), geothermal systems, solar panels, biofuels, wind, etc.
The map below shows the pattern of total energy consumption across the world. Developed countries in the OECD and non-OECD Europe and Eurasia consume the highest percentage of total energy, while developing countries consume less.
This pattern of energy consumption is changing, with larger percentages of consumption expected in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
people with no access to electricity.