Fossil fuels becoming more 'sustainable'

11/02/1998
World Energy Demand by Fuel Type [80,460 bytes] Fossil fuels are expected to dominate the global energy industry well into the next century, as a result of continuing technological improvements. Better methods of finding and producing oil and natural gas, increased efficiency in energy production, and improved environmental performance all play a role in petroleum's healthy outlook. And, while renewable energy sources will account for an increasing share of energy supply, technological and economic shortcomings will prevent them from supplanting fossil fuels for several decades. At the World Energy Council's 17th Congress in Houston last month, a number of orga...
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