Renewable energy has made a greater contribution to the world's total energy demand, but also coal and oil increases were recorded in 2013, shows a report by energy company BP PLC.
Coal consumption grew by 3% in 2013, an annual average of 3.9%, but enough to put the share of coal in world energy consumption to 30%, the highest growth rate since 1970 to date.
Application of renewable energy, including wind and solar, rose to a record 2.7% of global energy consumption from 0.8% a decade ago, said energy cited Market Watch.
"Solar power generation increased by 33%. The global share of solar power worldwide remains low at 0.5%, but begins to have a noticeable impact, "say representatives of BP. Wind power generation increased more slowly, by 18.5% in the same period.
For all types of fossil fuels, global consumption grew faster than production, reads the report.
Last year, the United States had the largest increase in the world oil production for the second consecutive year, increasing by 1.1 million barrels per day. Oil production in the U.S., over 10 million barrels per day last year reached its highest level since 1986.
Oil demand in the U.S. has also increased last year by 400,000 barrels per day, the fastest from any country last year, surpassing China's demand for the first time in 15 years.
Oil remains the world leader, with 33% of global energy demand, but lost market share to other fuels for the 14th consecutive year. Global oil consumption grew by 1.4% in 2013, above the historical average.
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