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The Energy Mix and Energy Transition

Motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: energy demand is soaring in emerging economies. © P.LAURENT / TOTAL

The challenge of the energy transition is shifting from a global energy mix that primarily relies on fossil fuels to one that is more efficient, includes more renewable energy sources and generates lower carbon emissions.

FR - ruptures technologies et usages de l'énergie

An energy transition depends on a number of factors, such as the geopolitical and economic environment and the outcome of international climate negotiations. But it also relies heavily on technological breakthroughs and new energy uses, backed by changes in consumer behavior.

 

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fr - mix energetique

To meet its energy needs, each country uses the energy available to it, in different proportions. This is what we call the energy mixThe range of energy sources of a region.. While it varies significantly from one country to another, globally fossil fuels account for over 80% of the energy mix.

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fr - mix energetique transition

Aware that fossil fuels are ultimately a finite resource and adversely impact the climate, a number of countries have started thinking about an energy transition. But how can it be achieved?

 

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