Key World Energy Statistics 2017
China is the world’s largest consumer of coal, but it also has more wind and solar generation capacity than any other country in the world. This is just one insight drawn from the new and updated edition of Key World Energy Statistics (KWES) released by the IEA. The new version of KWES still provides headline data on all fuels, and now also contains additional information highlighting the rapid growth of renewable technologies, for example that in four countries wind generation provided more than 10% of all electricity, with solar providing more than 5% in two countries. Also added is more information on energy use, including that industrial energy use in China and transport use in the United States are both by themselves larger than all final energy use in the next largest consumer, India.