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We’re toast. “Turn out the lights, the party’s over…”

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Despite the urgency to cut greenhouse gas emissions as climate change bears down on the globe, fossil fuel use is not likely to change much in the coming decades. Though renewable energy will grow quickly though 2040, gasoline and diesel will still move most of the world’s vehicles, and coal will still be the largest single source of carbon emissions.

Those are the conclusions of a forecast released by the federal government on Wednesday for how the world will use energy and what its carbon dioxide emissions will be over the next 25 years.

Gasoline and diesel will likely remain the globe’s biggest transportation fuels in the coming decades.
Credit: Michael Kappel/flickr

Here are five things to know about the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s World Energy Outlook 2016 and what it might mean for the climate:

Global carbon emissions from energy consumption are expected to grow at an average rate…

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