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World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

Total energy production

World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

Breakdown by country (Mtoe)
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Trend over 1990 - 2020 - Mtoe

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Breakdown by energy (2020) - Mtoe

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-5.9%


Fall in energy production in the Middle East in 2020

World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

The COVID-19 had a tremendous impact on global energy demand and hence on energy production. 2020 Key data for energy production are as follows: - Crude oil: -6.1% driven by the global fall in the demand for oil products (transport restrictions and lower industrial demand) that prompted the OPEC+ to cut crude oil production by 9.7 mb/d between May and July 2020. - Gas: -2.5% with a stagnation of US gas production, and a drop in Russia and most producing countries (excepted Australia, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia) - Coal: -4.5%, with growth in China (+1.4%) and India (+1.2%) offset by drops in most of producing countries (Indonesia, United States, Australia, Russia, and South Africa) - Electricity: -0.6%, with growth in China (+3.7%) and declines in most countries Energy production grew in China, India (coal production), Brazil (significant growth in oil production), and South Korea (nuclear, hydropower and renewable power generation). On the contrary, energy production fell in the United States (especially coal), in Russia (lower oil production), in Canada (fall in oil and gas production), in Indonesia (strong decline in coal and gas production) and in Australia (lower coal production) and it continued to decline at an accelerated pace in the EU (especially coal production in Germany and Poland). In the Middle East, energy production fell noticeably (mainly oil and gas production) as the global downturn reduced oil and gas demand, leading Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members to implement historic cuts in crude oil production in 2020. As well, energy production declined in Latin America (fall in coal production in Colombia and new production decrease in Venezuela), and in Africa (strong drops in Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt).

Global Energy Trends - 2021 Edition

Consolidated 2020 energy and emissions statistics with 2021 estimates, including COVID-19 impact and structural changes.

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Jan

Renewables accounted for 22.1% of the European Union's gross final energy consumption in 2020, compared to 17.4% in 2015, according to Eurostat. The regional bloc targeted 20% of renewables in gross final energy consumption by 2020. Sweden had by far the highest share among the EU Member States in 2020 (60.1%), followed by Finland (43.8%), Latvia (42.1%), Austria (36.5%) and Portugal (34%). The lowest proportions of renewables were recorded in Malta (10.7%), Luxembourg (11.7%), Belgium (13%) and Hungary (13.9%). France was the only country that missed its 2020 national goal for renewables of 23% with 19.1%. In addition, the share of renewables in electricity consumption rose to 37.5% in 2020 in the EU; they accounted for 23.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling and for 10.2% for transport.

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Jan

Renewables accounted for 13% of Argentina's power mix in 2021, compared to 10% in 2020, according to the country's Secretary of Energy. Argentina commissioned 26 large-scale renewable projects in 2021, adding 1,005 MW to its national grid. New capacity additions in 2021, which increased by 24% compared to 2020, were mostly wind (42%), bioenergy (31%), solar photovoltaic (PV) (15%) and small hydro (12%); they represented 97% of the new capacity additions in 2021.

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Jan

Renewables accounted for 11.5% of Indonesia's energy mix in 2021, according to the country's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM). Indonesia was expected to reach a 14.5% target of renewables in its energy mix by 2021 as in its National General Energy Planning (RUEN) roadmap for that year. The national energy policy revision (Regulation No. 79/2014) sets a target of 23% of renewables in the total primary energy supply by 2025 (excluding traditional biomass). In addition, Indonesia added only 655 MW of renewables capacity in 2021, compared to an objective of 855 MW.