IEA claims world energy consumption could be cut in half

Posted on Monday, Jun 26 2006 @ 01:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Claude Mandil, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), claims the worldwide oil and electricity consumption could be cut in half if clear energy technologies that are currently available were applied:
"A sustainable energy future is possible, but only if we act urgently and decisively to promote, develop and deploy a full mix of energy technologies... We have the means, now we need the will," said Claude Mandil, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

He was presenting an IEA report written in response to a call last year from G8 leaders who asked the agency to develop and advise on alternative scenarios and strategies for a clean, clever and competitive energy future.

The IEA report was published ahead of next month's Saint Petersburg summit of the G8 group of the world's leading industrial nations, which is expected to focus largely on energy questions.
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