Weaker growth failed to halt carbon emissions jump

China, India and the US were responsible for two-thirds of the 2.9 per cent increase in energy consumption in 2018, according to BP’s annual review of world energy

12th June, 2019
Emissions continue to increase

The report from one of the world's major oil and gas producers is one of the most closely watched surveys of global energy trends. It found that primary energy demand rose at the fastest pace this decade in 2018 even though economic growth weakened. China, India and the US were responsible for two-thirds of the 2.9 per cent increase in consumption.

Urgency is building around the world to contain a global increase in the temperature, which has...

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