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While the BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2011) will not be published until this summer, I keep a notebook of global energy consumption throughout the year and below is my current estimate for 2010 data, by energy source.

Once again it’s coal, of course, that is leading the way as coal is currently the only major global energy source that is significantly growing in both production, and consumption. Because this is a rough estimate, the chart posted here (click to enlarge) functions more as a handy reference point for my ongoing work in this area, than a hard forecast. Rest assured, I will update in June when the actual data from BP is released.

For comparison, actual data for 2009 is posted here also (click to enlarge). | see: Global Energy Use by Source 2010 (estimate).

Source: Projections for 2010 Global Primary Energy Use