November 13, 2012

What Global Energy Looks Like in 2035 (PDF)

Int'l Energy Agency, International Energy Agency

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Taking all new developments and policies into account, the world is still failing to put the global energy system onto a more sustainable path. The New Policies Scenario, our central scenario, shows that several fundamental trends persist: energy demand and CO2 emissions rise ever higher; energy market dynamics are increasingly determined by emerging economies; fossil fuels remain the dominant energy sources; and providing universal energy access to the world’s poor continues to be an elusive goal.

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TAGGED: oil, energy, global economy


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