by J.A. Edmonds
presentation discusses the forces shaping long-term future global energy demand
and carbon emissions. The most important factors shaping future global
energy demand and carbon emissions are population and technology.
Population acts to set the scale of human activity, though there are many
subtleties that work to either temper or magnify the basic scale effect. These
factors, such as “tastes,” which temper the effect of population on energy
demand are sometimes bundled under the heading “socio-economic” factors. Their effects can be significant.
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