86 percent of the world's energy consumption is based on fossil fuels

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jesusguime

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Approximately 86 percent of the world's energy consumption is based on fossil fuels.


Hi,
Does 'is based on" in the above mean "depends on" or something else? Thanks.
 
  • jesusguime

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    Thanks, Thomas.
    Agreed! I like your alternative--is supplies by. But i have to make sure whether "is based on" in the context is wrong or not.
     

    cuchuflete

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    The energy consumption is based on need, sloth, laziness and greed. The fuel consumed is produced from fossil fuels. If you are feeling charitable, you may interpret it as follows:

    86 percent of the world's energy consumption is based on [the use of energy produced by burning] fossil fuels.

    If you are feeling less charitable, it is wrong.
     
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