What Will Energy Look Like in 2040? 4 Things to Know

A new report highlights the urgency for action at Paris climate talks later this month.

Coal faces a “reversal of fortune,” clean power will make big strides, and India will become the new center of energy growth in 2040. These and other predictions appear in a new report on the future of energy.

The International Energy Agency released its World Energy Outlook Tuesday, three weeks before high-stakes climate talks begin in Paris.

Leaders at the UN-led summit will be pressed to slash the emissions that currently threaten to warm the globe more than 2 degrees Celsius, the point at which scientists say the worst effects of climate change will take hold.

Here are four highlights from the report:

But you knew that, right? The price of crude, now around $45 per barrel, will likely be back to $80

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