“Energy demand around the world grew by 2.3 percent over the past year, marking the most rapid increase in a decade, according to the report from the International Energy Agency.” (Here’s the good news.) “To meet that demand, largely fueled by a booming economy, countries turned to an array of sources, including renewables.” (Here’s the reality check.) “But nothing filled the void quite like fossil fuels, which satisfied nearly 70 percent of the skyrocketing electricity demand.” WaPo: In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018.