Bar graph compares the energy mix – percentage of energy from fossil fuels vs. renewables – of 2017 with the energy mix that would be necessary in 2050 in order for Earth to stay below 2 degrees C of warming. In 2017, less than 20% of energy comes from renewable sources, but that would need to change to over 60% by 2050.
Data is from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Graphic originally published on the Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion wall chart.
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