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Unless there’s a magic solution, emissions will rise, says WEC

WEC’s Rose warns CO2 increase ‘inevitable’ unless policy-makers act

The world will have to accept higher carbon emissions in the future, the World Energy Council’s director of policies and scenarios said at the launch of its World Energy Scenarios report in Daegu yesterday. Karl Rose said rising greenhouse gas emissions were inevitable if governments and policy makers continued to reject alternative policies. “The world does not want nuclear. It doesn’t want carbon capture. It doesn’t want to reduce demand and large hydro projects are under pressure. Wind and solar power can only do so much and unless someone finds a magic solution, emissions will increase,” he said. The World Energy Scenarios report offered two scenarios of energy use to inform policy mak

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