U.S. energy agency predicts 75% more CO2 emissions by 2030
Jun 25, 2006 International
The International Energy Outlook 2006 foresees a rise of global energy consumption by 71% between 2003 and 2030, resulting in an increase of world-wide carbon dioxide emissions by 75% over the same period.
The world economy remains hungry for energy notwithstanding calls for more energy efficiency and the increasing scientific consensus on the dangers of global warming. This can be deducted from a new Energy Outlook published by the U.S. Department of Energy's statistical administration, the EIA (Energy Information Administration).
Main projections for the period 2003 to 2030 mentioned in the report:
Energy supply and policies to tackle global warming are also on the agenda of the 21 June EU-US Summit in Vienna.
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