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Saturday, October 05, 2002
OECD on global warming
: "Conservation and efficiency should come first on the world agenda." Built into projections of future energy use is a decline in energy intensity (primary energy used per dollar of economic output) of 1% per year. Today, 14 T (terawatt-years per year) is used globally (2 T in Western Europe). At 1% less intensity per year, it rises to 27 T by 2050. If energy intensity were to decline by 2% per year, the world economy would use 10 T less - only 17 T - by 2050. "World energy spending would also be nearly a trillion dollars per year less than present projections. This is not easy to achieve, but the best opportunity lies in the developing world where most of the increase in population and energy use is projected to occur, and where energy intensity is currently about three times higher than in the industrialised world. "
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