Summary of Energy

World Industry Outllook; May 2013


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By 2020, will the world have solved its energy crisis?


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The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of 69 nations to formulate its predictions of energy trends between 2012 and 2020. The resulting report forecasts the ebb and flow in the popularity of various energy sources. getAbstract recommends this stats-heavy rundown to energy analysts and corporate leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What patterns of energy consumption, supply and production will emerge in the period up to 2020; and
  • Why Europe and North America are phasing out nuclear power.


Global energy consumption will increase by 2.5% to 3.2% each year until 2020. China will be the world’s leading energy consumer during this period, while the US, in second place, will marginally increase its energy consumption. India and Russia will sharply expand their energy use and will remain the...
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