The report cites the IEA’s (the International Energy Agency - http://www.iea.org/) “World Energy Outlook 2004”, and forecasts that global energy demand will increase a little more than 50% by 2030 from 2002 levels. Among many other interesting facts, the report also reveals that by 2030, the world’s energy demand will triple from 1971 levels.
If nothing else, the report certainly provides an excellent glimpse of the Japanese government’s “cold-eyed” focus on the resource needs of its nation:
“As world demand for energy continues to rise, resource-poor country like
Perhaps most interesting, the report clearly reveals the likely tenor of
“To ensure adequate domestic supply,