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Energy gets brighter

As the world’s population increases its energy consumption will grow, but much more efficiently

Global energy demand per capita will peak before 2030 as technological innovation and government policies will drive efficiency increases, Nuri Demirdoven, Managing Director of Accenture Strategy Energy told delegates. Rapid digitalisation in the end user utility sector and upstream will also be a key driving force in increasing both energy efficiency, Demirdoven said. This is in stark contrast to historic global growth levels, which have seen global demand for energy more than double since 1970. "Demand per capita is peaking but absolute energy demand is still increasing because of (increased) productivity and a rising population," Demirdoven said. "What's changing is how we're meeting t

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