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Fossil fuel resurgence has already dashed Paris climate goals, says BP

“BP has warned that the global consumption of fossil fuels has increased for the first time in years, delivering a blow to the Paris climate goals agreed by almost 200 countries just two years ago” writes Energy Editor for The oil major’s annual review of world energy trends shows that, after years of modest decline, the appetite for oil, gas and coal increased last year due to energy-hungry countries in the developing world.Global energy consumption in 2017 grew by its fastest rate in five years at 2.2pc, well above the 1.7pc average over the last decade and significantly higher than the 1.2pc growth recorded in 2016. The growing demand was spurred by China where the growth in demand for energy was the strongest in…

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