I'm a total amateur so please ignore any blatant ignorance that follows.
We don't understand the physics of circumstances within a black hole and we cannot observe dark energy or dark matter but only infer their presence. Might it be possible that black holes could 'recycle' absorbed matter-energy by emitting dark energy?
The amount of non-primordial black holes in the universe has increased over time and the amount of dark energy as a percentage of total energy in the universe, has also increased over time. Ok, so my waistline has also increased over time, but I'm just thinking out loud: We have dark energy, dark matter and black holes themselves are also......well,....dark.
What properties would an emitted dark energy need to have to end up residing uniformly in the vacuum of space?
I know they say there's no such thing as a stupid question but apologies if I've offended anyone!