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Tuesday, 20th December 2011

Energy Development Trends: The Role of Rapidly Emerging Countries

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies

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One of the least understood but potentially important trends in the energy field is how emerging economies' development priorities are shaping energy markets. Emerging economies are expected to make up the bulk of growth in demand for energy in the coming decades, with countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) accounting for 83 percent of expected growth in energy demand between 2008 and 2035. As the global centers of expansion, these countries will increasingly influence how new energy markets evolve—commercial frameworks, technology sharing and development, regulations, and preferences for fuels and technologies that meet their societies' needs. Many of these countries have integrated new notions of sustainable development—driven by concerns about local pollution, energy security, climate change, and social development—that are likely to bring about energy systems different from U.S. or European models of energy infrastructure and use.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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