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What Really Happened? -The 2010s
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Halcyon In Future 31 October 2016

The Institute for the Future published a Ten-Year Forecast in 2010 that it claimed would be a benchmark forecast for the next decade, focusing on five driving themes:

What Might Happen? - Sustainability
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Halcyon In Future 31 October 2016

Global demand for energy will increase by 36% between now and 2035, according to forecasts.  Emerging economies will account for almost all of this increase.  

In Figures - Biofuels Halcyon In Figures 30 August 2011

Global production of biofuels increased 17% in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 105bn litres.

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We are using a million years of fossil fuel every single year. That will inevitably run out, if not in our lifetime then in the lifetimes of some of our children?s children or their children?s children; anyway, far too soon to consider it anything but a dire prospect. The growth of fuel wars will grow and water wars will [come] soon - Melvyn Bragg, In Our Time newsletter, 15/06/06

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Future tensions between biofuel and food demand Halcyon Impacts 28 February 2011



Meeting the world's biofuel targets could reportedly divert a tenth of the world

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700m or so extra people may move to cities by mid-century and may double or triple demand for health services, transport, energy, housing, sanitation, food and water.

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Global wind power capacity increased by 31% in 2009, contributing 2% to global electricity consumption.