Worldwide consumption of fossil energy sources © Siemens Stiftung 2017 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Worldwide consumption of fossil energy sources

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Chart and table:
The worldwide consumption of fossil energy sources and their use in electric power and heat generation in figures.

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2018-07-13
The pie chart displays the percentage share of fossil energy sources (coal, oil, and natural gas) in the worldwide primary energy supply. The table shows a breakdown by distribution of these fossil energy sources to electric power and heat generation, but also to other areas such as industry.

Information and ideas:
The chart and table provide the students with an overview of where and to what extent fossil energy sources were used in 2012. These aids can be followed by discussions on the finite nature of these energy sources and on changing over to or expanding the use of renewable energy sources. Additional information can be found in the “An overview of energy sources” information sheet and the “How long will our energy sources last?” graphic.
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Business education; Civics and Politics; Geography; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Chart; Crude oil; Ecology; Energy; Energy supply; Environment (general); Environmental protection; Utility (public)
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