Future growth of electric power

“”The world net electricity demand is going to increase by a factor of two from 2004 to 2030 and the demand of electricity is expected to rise from the present 16,424 TWh to 30,364 TWh in 2030 (EIA 2007). This demand is expected to grow at the rate of 3.5% in the non-OECD  countries while in the OECD countries it is expected to grow at the rate of 1.3%. This indicates that the demand will be greater in the developing countries and electricity generation in the developing countries will increase by several folds relative to the industrialized countries. Thus the developing countries are the future primary emitters of large volumes of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from fossil fuel based power plants.””