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Energy Mix Goals infographic

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SUBJECTS: Science

TOPICS: Energy, Minerals, Personal Consumption

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.

Graph shows the percentage of energy that must come from renewable sources by 2050 for Earth to stay below 2 deg C warming