10 Nov '11, 6pm

The International Energy Agency Releases Its World Energy Outlook via @greentechmedia

Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system. There is still time to act, but the window of opportunity is closing. "Governments need to introduce stronger measures to drive investment in efficient and low-carbon technologies." 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. Renewables increase from 13% of the mix today to 18% in 2035; the growth in renewab...

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