Voices: Energy Expert

Energy Expert explores the growing range of energy related opportunities and risks facing today’s Energy Manager. Peter Garforth draws from his considerable track record in establishing successful energy productivity programs that create profitable business solutions and enhanced competitiveness.

Fundamental change is taking place on the world’s energy scene. Are you ready?

Peter Garforth explores embracing the grand energy transition.

By Peter Garforth
Oct 31, 2016

Since the start of the global Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s, primary energy use has inexorably grown along with economic growth. We have become so used to this linkage that it’s almost impossible to conceive of GDP growth unlinked to the need for more coal, oil, gas, and other fuels. However, a recent report by the World Energy Council suggests that global primary energy use per capita could peak as soon as 2030. This will be accompanied by continuing economic growth.

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