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U.S. oil output is set to surpass that of Saudi Arabia and Russia by 2017, reaching levels high enough to make the country nearly energy independent, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday in its annual World Energy Outlook report.
Even as governments around the world have pushed to limit global warming, record levels of carbon dioxide filled the atmosphere in 2010.
300 HIGH-CALIBRE SPEAKERS AND 4,000 PARTICIPANTS WILL GATHER IN MONTREAL TO DEBATE THE WORLD ENERGY SITUATION FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 14 MONTREAL, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ - The sessions of the World Energy Congress - Montreal 2010 will open in just a few days.
The United States, which has been the worldâ€™s biggest energy consumer for more than a hundred years, has been bumped back by China, according to new data from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The sluggish global economy could actually have benefits for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent this year.
A report citing an International Energy Agency study shows that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen thanks to the global downturn, handing the world a chance to move away from high-carbon growth.
World oil supplies will pass their peak production sooner than expected, creating conditions for a global energy catastrophe, a French energy economist says. Higher crude prices brought on by sharply growing demand, coupled with a stagnation or decline in supply, could shove any recovery off-course, said Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris.
China and India are becoming increasingly aware of the effects of rising temperatures. But though they are among the biggest contributors to the problem, both say they will not sign any climate change treaty that would slow the pace of their development.
By Marguerita Choy and Peg Mackey PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - The world must change its energy habits or struggle with choking fumes, runaway oil demand and a growing dependence on the volatile Middle East for fuel, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.
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