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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Australian energy policy review set for November 19

Wind farms and turbines are renewable sources of energy.  (Photo by Steve Fareham -
The International Energy Agency's (IEA) review of Australia's energy policies will take place Monday, November 19 in the capital city of Canberra. The presentation will address issues related to climate change and focus on Australia's use of coal, fossil fuels, water and renewable energy.

In 2000, Australia was considered the highest emitter of greenhouse gases per capita in the developed world and at a high risk of affecting climate change, according to Economist Nicholas Stern of the the London School of Economics. As of October 2010, there were 52 wind farms in Australia.

This presentation in Australia follows yesterday's release of IEA information which predicted the United States would become a net exporter of natural gas by 2020 and would almost be "self-sufficient in energy, in net terms, by 2035."

To view a video on IEA's World Energy Outlook, go to:,33413,en.html

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