November 14, 2012
IEA Report: Energy Independence for U.S.
John Timmer, Ars Technica
Each year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) prepares a World Energy Outlook report that peeks ahead to 2035. The organization tries to predict the trends in energy generation and use that will get us there. The reports are a mix of extrapolating current trends and predicting future ones. Although they often miss the mark, they also often provide a provocative look at the big picture of the energy economy, pointing out things that can be easy to miss when the focus tends to be on the day-to-day fluctuations in prices.
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