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BP Energy Outlook - BP Chief Economist, Christof Rühl Explains How Energy Growth Will Increase By 36% By 2030

This FREE webinar was recorded on:
Friday, May 31, 2013
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM EDT

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The world’s population is estimated to grow to 8.4 billion by 2030, 30 years later it will be 10 billion. How is the world going to cope with this growing energy demand?  

In this complimentary webinar, BP's Leading Chief Economist, Christof Rühl attempts to answer that question, taking us through the company’s Energy Outlook, an all-encompassing report into long-term energy trends. Accounting for the potential evolution of the world economy, policy and technology, this webinar presents startling projections for world energy markets through 2030, including:  

  • Worldwide energy demand set to grow by 40% over the next two decades, with virtually all growth coming from developing nations.
  • By 2020, coal's share of the global market will begin to fall
  • Both the Americas and Eurasia will achieve self-sufficiency in energy by 2030
  • Hybrids will account for most car sales and roughly 30% of all vehicles on the road in the next 20 years

See More: GLOBAL REPORT: BP Energy Outlook 2030

The Outlook highlights the central role markets and well-designed policy can play to meet the duel challenge of solving the energy needs for billions of people who aspire to better lifestyles, and doing so in a way that is sustainable and secure. It also highlights potential alternative outcomes, underlining the uncertainties attached to any long term projection.

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Christof Rühl
Chief Economist

Christof Rühl is Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc. He manages BP’s global Economics Team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions.  BP’s Economics Team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and Global Energy Outlook.

Christof has a distinguished track record in both academia and economic policy making.  Prior to joining BP, he was at the World Bank (1998-2005) where he served as the Bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil.  Before that, Christof worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the EBRD in London.  Previously, he was an academic economist, first in Germany and from 1991 as Professor of Economics at the University of California in Los Angeles.  In addition, Christof held Visiting Professorships at academic institutions worldwide, amongst them the University of Chicago.  His areas of specialisation are macroeconomics and energy economics; he has published widely in these fields.

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