January 2001

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Scenarios project increases in both energy use, emissions

World energy consumption will grow 2%/yr from now until 2020, and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), which contribute to unwanted climate change, will rise at about the same rate. Most of these increases..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

World energy consumption will grow 2%/yr from now until 2020, and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), which contribute to unwanted climate change, will rise at about the same rate. Most of these increases will be sourced from developing countries. Oil, gas and coal will continue to dominate the world fuel mix. Countries that import oil and gas will grow increasingly dependent on production from OPEC members in the Middle East. These are some of the main projections in the "World Energy Outlook 2000," a biennial publication from the Inter- national Energy Agency (IEA) [www.iea.org]. The study provides a detailed portrait of how the energy world may develop from now until 2020. While serious ch

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