World energy consumption to rise 53 per cent by 2035 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:36

World energy use will grow 53 percent by 2035, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday.
In its International Energy Outlook 2011 released Monday, EIA said much of the increase in world energy use will be driven by strong economic growth in developing nations.

Renewable energy is projected to be the fastest growing source of primary energy over the next 25 years, but fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy, EIA said.

Renewable energy consumption grow by 2.8 percent per year and the renewable share of total energy use is projected to increase from 10 percent in 2008 to 15 percent in 2035, according to EIA.

Fossil fuels, however, continue to supply much of the energy used worldwide throughout the projection, and will account for 78 percent of world energy use in 2035, the report said.

Natural gas has the fastest growth rate among the fossil fuels over the 2008 to 2035 projection period. World natural gas consumption increases 1.6 percent per year, from 111 trillion cubic feet in 2008 to 169 trillion cubic feet in 2035, the report said.