Unprecedented efforts to install renewable power capacity have only translated into meeting 2% of global energy demand, meaning the world’s overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels shows no sign of abating.

A new report forecasts that coal, oil and gas will still contribute about 85% of primary energy supply by 2040, compared with 90% today, jeopardizing efforts to contain the worst impacts of climate change.

Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said 1 terawatt of installed solar and wind capacity makes up around 8% of total power generation as of 2019. This equates to just a fraction of total energy consumption.

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