A World Powered Predominantly by Solar and Wind Energy
(2/2/2010) 80 minutes
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Total oil and natural gas production (or consumption), which currently provides about 60% of global energy use, is expected to peak in 20 plus or minus 10 years, followed by a rapid decline. During that same time interval, the developing world will see an approximate doubling of its population as well as an approximate tripling in per capita energy consumption. The near-coincidence of these three galloping trends have created two unprecedented global challenges: The threatened global shortage of acceptable energies and the imminent danger of unacceptable global warming and its consequences.


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