World CO2 to increase by 52% by 2030

IEA warns again of strong upward trend in energy demand, continued dependence on fossil fuels

World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions will increase by 52% between now and 2030 unless further counter measures are taken, the International energy agency warned on Monday. Even allowing for measures such as those agreed by G8 countries in the summer the increase will still exceed 30% it said.

The IEA's latest annual world energy outlook forecasts a strong rise in energy demand, with fossil fuels likely to supply 80% of this rise. But global energy demand could be stabilised by 2030 at a level 37% above present if governments implement a range of policies now on the table.

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