IEA: World energy demand to grow briskly to 2030

Worldwide energy demand is set to grow by 1.7%/year to 2030, but there are abundant oil, gas, coal, uranium and renewable resources to meet this growth.This forecast is contained in the 2002 edition of the World Energy Outlook, the flagship publication of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, which was presented at the 8th International Energy Forum in Japan last month by IEA Executive Director Robert Priddle.He tempered this optimistic outlook, however, by warning of the "formidable challenges" to convert these resources into "accessible, reliable supplies."Priddle explained that "Consuming countries will increasingly depend, especially for oil, on a small number of producers, som...

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