Sustainability trends | How is energy production changing our world?
Fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy which, in industrialised countries, create more than 75% of greenhouse gases and 93% of CO2 emissions. The good news is that fossil fuels today account for less than 80% of the energy we produce, the lowest share since around 1900. Over the next decade, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources will become far more commonplace. The trend towards micro-generation of electricity directly in our homes using wind turbines, photovoltaic panels or even geothermal energy, will help to make this technology more affordable and will enable more people to invest in renewable energy.