Renewable energy sill only accounts for 14 percent of the energy consumed in the world today, according to new figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). This compares to six percent for nuclear power and a massive 80 percent for fossil fuels.
The European Union currently relies on oil for 41 percent of its energy consumption, on gas for 23 percent. Coal and nuclear each provide 15 percent of the bloc’s power and renewables just six percent, – which it hopes to double to 12 percent by 2010.
Even that is not going to be enough – It really is time for a full-scale oil change.