I don’t have a lot of faith in a report put out by an International company like BP. They have a bias to their shareholders before any community need.An article by journalists Stephen Moore showing that if you are selective enough when it comes to reporting on analytical statistics you can "prove" any point you want.
I have scanned the full review: it's a long and comprehensive report but worth the effort to get the full detail. I'll always be wary of reports produced within an industry (in this case by BP) but even taking into account that there may be some built in bias in favour of the hydrocarbons industry it is interesting and informative. It does point out that following unnaturally good figures for previous years which were due to known factors, 2017 has particularly skewed values by comparison.
The speech delivered by Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist of BP, gives a fair overview of the Statistical Review if you want to see a more compact version: https://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/en/corporate/pdf/speeches/bp-stats-review-2018-spencer-dale-speech.pdf
The report also points out that world energy demand grew last year and in China more than other countries.
Who’d have guessed that China the country with half the worlds population and has the best economic growth that they would be using more of the worlds power and resources ?
The Chinese government knows they have a problem with polluted air over their cities, they are doing something about it. Not because they care about other countries it is in their own interest to clean up their act. There are many more solar and environmental programs active and working in China than most other countries. For 1, a flooded disused open cut coal mine is now being used to float solar panels.
The rise of China is changing geo political debate.