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World energy, technology and climate policy outlook 2030

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In 2030 the world's energy consumption will have doubled; fossil fuels, namely oil, will continue to dominate as energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions will be nearly twice those recorded in 1990, according to research published in May 2003 by the European Commission. The "World Energy, Technology and Climate Policy Outlook" sets out for the first time ever a detailed picture of global challenges in this field expected in less than thirty years. The study puts into question the long-term impact of environmental measures in cutting greenhouse gases and encouraging greater use of renewable sources of energy. Developing countries are expected to have a serious influence on the global energy picture, representing more than 50% of the world's energy demand, as well as a corresponding level of CO2 emissions. In addition, in relation to 1990 figures, the US's contribution to CO2 emissions will have increased by 50%, compared to an 18% EU increase.


  • The key messages [pdf ~110 Kb]: es link 3, da link 4, de link 5, el link 6, en link 7, fr link 8, it link 9, nl link 10, pt link 11, fi link 12, sv link 13.
  • The press release: en link 14 ; de link 15 ; fr link 16; it link 17 ; nl link 18

The Authors: European Commission link 21 (Research DG) with ENERDATA link 22 (World Energy Statistics and Information), IEPE link 23 (Institute of Energy Policy and Economics), BFP link 24 (Belgian Federal Planning Bureau) and the IPTS link 25 (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies). 

The Publication is available on request from domenico.rossetti-di-valdalbero@ec.europa.eu 

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http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/gp/gp_pu/article_1257_en.htm

Links:
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/gp/gp_pu/article_1258_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/weto_presentation.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_es.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_dk.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_de.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_gr.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_en.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_fr.pdf
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_it.pdf
10 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_nl.pdf
11 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_pt.pdf
12 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_fi.pdf
13 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/key_messages_sv.pdf
14 http://europa.eu/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/661%7C0%7CRAPID&lg=EN&display=
15 http://europa.eu/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/661%7C0%7CRAPID&lg=DE;
16 http://europa.eu/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/661%7C0%7CRAPID&lg=FR&display=
17 http://europa.eu/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/661%7C0%7CRAPID&lg=IT&display=
18 http://europa.eu/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/661%7C0%7CRAPID&lg=NL&display=
19 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/gp/gp_pu/article_1258_en.htm
20 http://ec.europa.eu/comm/research/energy/pdf/weto_final_report.pdf
21 http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/research/index_en.html
22 http://www.enerdata.fr/
23 http://www.upmf-grenoble.fr/iepe/aindex.html
24 http://www.plan.be/en/welcome.stm
25 http://www.jrc.es/home/brief/ourrole.html
26 http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=EN_RCN_ID:20238
27 http://www.dow.wau.nl/msa/natuurkalender/Nieuwsitems/2003-05_OnderzoekEuropeseComissie.asp
28 http://cordis.europa.eu/sustdev/energy/home.html
29 http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/sustdev.htm
30 http://cordis.europa.eu/sustdev/environment/home.html
31 http://www.health.fgov.be/WHI3/krant/krantarch2003/kranttekstmay3/030513m10a-eu.htm