Predicting energy use in China and India

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Weo2007_2 The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2007. The report predicts that the world's demand for energy will increase by over 50 percent by 2030.

Burning of coal, as the cheapest and most secure energy substitute, will see a return – rising over 70 percent in the 25 year period. The IEA projects that China and India will account for 80 percent of coal consumption.

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