November 2021, Vol. 248, No. 11

Features

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50% by 2050

Special to P&GJ    In its International Energy Outlook 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that, absent significant changes in policy or technology, global energy consumption will increase nearly 50% over the next 30 years.    Although petroleum and other liquid fuels will remain the world’s largest energy source in 2050, renewable energy sources, which include solar and wind, will grow to nearly the same level.   Falling technology costs and government policies that provide incentives for renewables will lead to the growth of renewable electricity generation to meet growing electricity demand.    As a result, rene

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