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28 Mr. Tim Gould World Energy Outlook: Head of Energy Supply Division, Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency “With energy use declining in many developed countries and China entering a much less energy-intensive phase in its development, India emerges as a major driving force in global trends, with all modern fuels and technologies playing a part” Energetica India talks to Mr. Tim Gould, Head of Energy Supply Division, International Energy Agency (IEA) about recently released India Energy Outlook: A World Energy Outlook Special Report and India’s role at COP21 Paris Summit. About India Energy Outlook: A World Energy Outlook Special Report: The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) has released the report “India Energy Outlook”. The report explores how major new policy initiatives, from “24x7 Power for All” to the “Make in India” campaign, affect India’s energy outlook and identifies the investment required in India’s generation and grid in order to provide universal, secure and affordable electricity supply. The report has also highlighted the growing role of renewables, led by wind and solar, in India’s energy future, alongside the continued importance of coal. Summary of the report: • India, home to 18% of the world’s population, uses only 6% of the world’s primary energy. India’s energy consumption has almost doubled since 2000 and the potential for further rapid growth is enormous. • India is set to contribute more than any other country to the projected rise in global energy demand, around onequarter of the total: even so, energy demand per capita in 2040 is still 40% below the world average • India’s urbanisation is a key driver of energy trends: an additional 315 million people almost the population of the United States today – are expected to live in India’s cities by 2040 • India’s need for new infrastructure underlies strong demand for energy-intensive goods, while the rising level of vehicle ownership keeps transport demand on an even steeper upward curve energetica INDIA · JAN | FEB16 INTERVIEW


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