Facts and Figures

According to IEA, the world will need almost 60% more energy in 2030 than in 2020

  • Demand for energy – for heat, light, power and transportation – is increasing rapidly. According to the International Energy Agency, the world will need almost 60% more energy in 2030 than in 2020. 
  • If current policies are maintained, global energy demands are expected to grow by as much as 55% through 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. China and India alone would account for about 45% of this projected increase (based on conservative economic growth figures), and developing countries overall for 74%.
  • Water is needed for the production of energy of all types, so expansion of energy supply will affect water resources. Also, the increase in the production of bioenergy has potentially important impacts on water quality and availability.

Related themes: Energy; Industry; Allocating Water

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