Richard Newell: Video and Presentation


Energy Efficiency in the Energy Outlook


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Global energy use is projected to grow 40% by 2030, with a similarly projected rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Increased energy use is driven by population growth in some regions and by worldwide economic activity while the growth in CO2 emissions will largely come from increased electricity production and transportation fuel use. Efficiency will continue to increase as energy and CO2 per dollar GDP declines due to shifts in building types and locations, vehicles types, mass transit, and less energy intensive industry. For example, vehicle fuel efficiency will continue to increase and hybrids are predicted to dominate light duty vehicle sales by 2035. Electricity use in buildings will decrease with structural changes in the economy, increased energy prices, the implementation of standards, and improved efficiency. Overall, EIA’s analysis illustrates various energy paths depending on how energy markets, technologies, and policies unfold.


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