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IEA World Energy Outlook 2006

A viable energy future at no extra cost

Action is needed today if the world's strained and unsustainable energy systems are to meet soaring energy demand tomorrow. But what are the best cost-neutral steps to boost flagging energy-sector investment, avert looming climate crisis and lessen risks of energy supply disruption?

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2006 explains how faster adoption of specific energy policies and instruments can make a cost-effective difference as early as ten years from now.

Special focus:

Nuclear - a bright new future?

Biofuels - sharing the driving seat.

Modern cooking fuels
for developing countries.

Brazil - a unique energy economy.

In a blueprint for far-reaching change, IEA's World Energy Outlook 2006 identifies practical measures offering benefits that outweigh costs. It shows how populations around the globe can grow and thrive over the next twenty-five years while consuming less energy. In-depth analysis and projections answer the key questions.

• How acute are the energy-sector dangers we face?

Which are the priority sectors for action and the high-potential policy tools?

• How cost-effective is the alternative policy path for energy?

can we overcome obstacles to implementing new policies?

• Will the impact of high energy prices eventually hit the economy?

What is the outlook for oil and gas investment over the coming five years?

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2006: 600 pages of analysis, 280 graphs/tables.

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