Fossil Fuels May Not Dwindle Anytime Soon

May 12, 2016

The U. S. Energy Information Administration foresees continued dominance for coal, gas and oil.

Rapid economic growth in China, India, Indonesia, Brazil and other emerging countries will drive global energy consumption to nearly double by 2040, according to new projections released yesterday by the Department of Energy.

But the associated rise in carbon emissions will not keep pace with overall energy consumption, thanks to a shifting global energy portfolio that relies less on coal for power generation and more on natural gas and renewable energy resources, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its 2016 International Energy Outlook.


Read more at Scientific American.

 

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