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Global efficiency limits demand growth

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Global efficiency limits demand growth

  • Despite growing population, global energy demand is expected to increase about 25 percent from 2016 to 2040, reflecting large savings due to efficiency improvements
  • Without energy savings enabled by gains in energy efficiency of the world’s economy, global energy demand could nearly double by 2040
  • Demand growth will come from non-OECD nations, led by China and India, where energy use is expected to rise about 40 percent
  • Demand in other Asia Pacific nations, Africa/Middle East and Latin America is similarly projected to grow strongly
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