Energy consumption by 2040 will grow at the expense of India, China and Southeast Asia

Energy consumption by 2040 will grow at the expense of India, China and Southeast Asia


The international energy Agency has estimated that a quarter of a century, the planet will produce a third more energy than now, and the growth will be driven by countries that specify demographic and structural trends.

LONDON, 10 Nov. Denis Voroshilov. Energy consumption by 2040 the world will grow by a third, primarily by India, China, South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa, according to the report World Energy Outlook, annually prepared by the International energy Agency (IEA).

“According to our scenario, world energy use will grow by a third by 2040, mainly due India, China, Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Not included in the OECD (Organisation for economic co-operation and development) countries are responsible for the growth in global energy consumption, they also asked demographic and structural trends. All this happens against the background of reducing the collective consumption of the OECD countries with the maximum value (consumption), noted in 2007,” reads the report.

The greatest dynamics to reduce energy consumption by 2040 will demonstrate the EU (minus 15%), Japan (minus 12%) and USA (minus 3%). In preparation for the upcoming Paris summit on climate change 21 member country has demonstrated its readiness to transition to the fuels and technologies with lower emissions of carbon dioxide, that allow to increase the proportion of non-fossil fuel resources from the current 19% to 25% in 2040.

“Among the fossil fuels, only natural gas shows an increase in total consumption,” the authors of the document.