Fuel For Growth


44-45: Fuel for Growth

Main graphic uses data from Global Energy Assessment: Towards a Sustainable Future, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Cambridge University Press, 2012. Accessed at

“China Crisis: The rise in coal burning” from the International Energy Agency 2015 Key World Energy Statistics report.  Accessed at http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/KeyWorld_Statistics_2015.pdf

“The changing energy mix” uses data from the International Energy Agency 2014 Key World Energy Statistics report. Accessed at http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/KeyWorld2014.pdf

“Regional energy use per person” based on BP Statistical Data energy consumption and Angus Maddison population estimates. World Energy Consumption Since 1820 in Charts, Our Finite World, Gail Tverberg, 2012.


46-47: Surge in Demand

Energy use breakdown from Energy and Climate Change, World Energy Outlook Special Report, International Energy Agency, 2015. Accessed at


48-49: Energy-hungry World

Batteries graphic uses data from the US Energy Administraion, International Energy Statistics.  Accessed at http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/iedindex3.cfm?tid=44&pid=44&aid=2&cid=r1,r2,r3,r4,r5,r6,r7,&syid=2006&eyid=2011&unit=QBTU

“Dark divide” picture credit NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense. http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=79765


50-51: Carbon footprint

Carbon footprint of the internet from Duncan Clark and Mike Berners-Lee, The Guardian, accessed at

Various data from How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee, Fifth Assessment Report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change & McAfee study Carbon Footprint Of Spam cited in ‘Earth Hour: 8 things we didn’t know would leave a carbon footprint’, Star Online, 2015. Accessed at http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Features/2015/03/28/Earth-Hour-8-things-we-didnt-know-would-leave-a-carbon-footprint/ 

TV watching emissions from ‘BAFTA targets film and TV carbon emissions’, Green futures magazine, 2014. Accessed at

CD emissions from The Energy and Climate Change Impacts of Different Music Delivery Methods, Christopher L. Weber, Jonathan G. Koomey, and H. Scott Matthews, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, August 17, 2009. Accessed at

What’s the carbon footprint of…building a house, Mike Berners-Lee, The Guardian, Thursday 14 October 2010.

‘Is Lawn a Carbon Sink?’, Sue Reed, Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, 2012.

Carbon Footprint Measure of garments, Prasanta Sarkar, Online Clothing Study.

Help and advice, Individual Level, Good Energy.


52-53: Renewable revolution

Global renewable electricity production by region, historical and projected, International Energy Agency. Accessed at http://www.iea.org/Textbase/nptable/2014/MTrenew2014_f1.pdf 

“Falling cost of solar energy” graphic using data from The Economist in “Not a toy: Plummeting prices are boosting renewables, even as subsidies fall”, April 9th 2015. Accessed at

56-57: Wind Power

Main graphic, cumulative wind power capacity by country from the Global Wind Energy Council 2012 outlook report.  Accessed at http://www.gwec.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Annual_report_2012_LowRes.pdf