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- Today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its mid-term projections of international energy use and carbon emissions, published in the International Energy Outlook 2000 (IEO2000). The IEO2000 report provides an assessment of world energy markets with projections of regional energy consumption, energy consumption by primary fuel, electricity consumption, carbon emissions, nuclear generating capacity, international coal trade flows, and energy use in the transportation sector. World oil production projections are also included in the report.
- The report is an extension of EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), and the U.S. projections that appear in the IEO are consistent with those published in the AEO.
- World energy consumption in this year’s IEO2000 is projected to increase by 60 percent over a 23-year forecast period, from 1997 to 2020. Energy use worldwide increases from 380 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 1997 to 608 quadrillion Btu in 2020. Many developments in 1999 are reflected in this year’s outlook. The beginnings of a recovery for the economies of southeast Asia and a faster than expected recovery in the former Soviet Union (FSU) influence the mid-term forecast for world energy demand.