I do an occasional post on Green/Low Carbon/Sustainable matters. The following four charts are quite illuminating, in my opinion (source: IEA). Click on each to enlarge.
Total primary energy supply by type
USA: The Dirty Carbo(n)ation
Germany: They're Trying
Denmark: They're Doing It Fast
I have saved the "best" one for last. What is going on in China is best described as scary as, well, Hell.
China: Heaven Help Them (And The Rest Of Us)
Final note: Notice how Danish total energy consumption remained essentially unchanged in almost 40 years, yet at the same time real GDP grew by 70%.
What did Denmark do so right? Looking at its energy chart above we observe a tremendous shift away from oil and coal and into natural gas and renewables. That was no accident; and it resulted in, among other things, Vestas becoming the world's largest wind turbine company. It's very definitely possible to go green and prosper..