Electricity Consumption

Global use of electricity is projected to increase 160 percent by 2050. The projection (green) uses United Nations population estimates and assumes that consumption per capita increases by about 1 percent annually in developed countries. Higher rates of increase are assumed for developing countries while they catch up to the developed world's usage levels.

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WHO WILL HAVE THE POWER?

The M.I.T. scenario projects that the U.S. will produce about a third of the one million megawatts of electricity that will be generated by nuclear power in 2050 and that the rest ofthe developed world will provide another third.

GENERATION CAPACITY, 2050

Europe and Canada Developed East Asia Former Soviet Union ^ China, India and Pakistan ^ Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico ^ Other developing countries

GENERATION CAPACITY, 2050

Europe and Canada Developed East Asia Former Soviet Union ^ China, India and Pakistan ^ Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico ^ Other developing countries

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