Global energy use projected to nearly double by 2050 

Posted: January 8, 2020 by oldbrew in Emissions, Energy, predictions

This is where ’emissions’ phobia comes up against the onrushing tide of reality. Only one winner there, regardless of bloated climate conferences and whiny protesters.

The worldwide consumption of energy is projected to increase by nearly 50% between 2018 and 2050, led by growth in Asia, reports Energy Live News.

That’s according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which suggests most of this growth will come from countries that are not in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) but will be focused in regions where strong economic growth is driving demand, particularly in Asian nations.

The industrial sector, which includes refining, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction, accounts for the largest share of energy consumption of any end-use sector – more than half of energy-use energy consumption throughout the projection period.

Energy use in the global industrial sector is forecast to grow by more than 30% between 2018 and 2050 as consumption of goods increases and by 2050, it is expected to reach around 315 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu).

The EIA’s latest International Energy Outlook 2019 report also projects transportation consumption to rise by nearly 40% during the same period, largely driven by non-OECD countries where energy usage in the transport sector is expected to increase nearly 80% by 2050.

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  1. ivan says:

    And they want us all to drive around in electric cars – pull the other one, it has bells on.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    Electric cars boost the mining industry, especially in cobalt mines in The Congo and lithium extractors in Bolivia, as well as steel producers**. That means more coal must be mined to produce the steel and the electricity to charge them.

    And since renewables cannot supply all the electricity necessary I presume from your use of “pull” you envisage horse drawn electric cars.

    ** Should someone decide to used carbon fibre reinforced laminates guess the source of both the fibres and laminating resins comes from.

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    Graeme No.3 says:

    And since renewables cannot supply all the electricity necessary I presume from your use of “pull” you envisage horse drawn electric cars.

    now THERE’S a mental image, ha ha ha. Shades of Mad Max.

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    And idiot Carney thinks our pension funds should disinvest from fossil fuel companies!

  5. oldbrew says:

    Energy use and SUVs…

    Today, almost half of all cars sold in the United States and one-third of the cars sold in Europe are SUV

    The impact of its rise on global emissions is nothing short of surprising. The global fleet of SUVs has seen its emissions growing by nearly 0.55 Gt CO2 during the last decade to roughly 0.7 Gt CO2. As a consequence, SUVs were the second-largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions since 2010 after the power sector, but ahead of heavy industry (including iron & steel, cement, aluminium), as well as trucks and aviation.
    – – –
    Which suggests a lot of car buyers are not scared of, and/or don’t believe in, man-made climate change.

  6. spetzer86 says:

    Yeah, but our gasoline is only USD$2.27/US Gallon (3.785 L) today in the American mid-West. Also, my new SUV gets better mileage than my >10yo car, but the SUV is one of the smaller models.

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