Grim Prospects: The world is locking itself into an unsustainable energy future which would have far-reaching consequences

(LEXEGESE) Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned as it launched the 2011 edition of the » World Energy Outlook (WEO). The agency's flagship publication, released on November 9, 2011 in London, said there is still time to act, but the window of opportunity is closing. © M.E. / pixelio.de In the WEO's central New Policies Scenario, which assumes that recent government commitments are implemented in a cautious manner, primary energy demand increases by one-third between 2010 and 2035, with 90% of the growth in non-OECD economies. China consolidates its position as the world’s largest energy consumer: it consumes nearly 70% more energy than the United States by 2035, even though, by then, per capita demand in China is still less than half the level in the United States ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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