Are You A Mountains Or An Oceans Person?

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Are You A Mountains Or An Oceans Person?

Would you prefer walking at beach and dipping your feet in the warmth of the golden sand or does the wind in your hair while standing tall on a cliff excite you more. Use these 10 questions to see which scenario you lean toward.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On the demand for energy, which do you think is most likely?
    • A. 

      That weaker economic growth will slow the pace of global energy demand, or

    • B. 

      That strong growth in the emerging economies will lead to a rapid increase in global energy demand

  • 2. 
    What do you feel is most likely to happen to political power?
    • A. 

      That political power will become increasingly decentralised, or

    • B. 

      That political power will be tightly held by those at the top

  • 3. 
    Which of these do you think is the most likely outcome for governments?
    • A. 

      That strong popular pressure will lead to a rapid turnover of governments, or

    • B. 

      That governments will retain the authority and stability they need to implement firm and wide-ranging policies

  • 4. 
    What do you think could happen to energy prices?
    • A. 

      There will be lower energy prices, because vast new gas resources will open up, or

    • B. 

      There will be higher energy prices, which will shape the evolution of the world energy system for several decades.

  • 5. 
    Which of these futures do you think most likely for solar energy? 
    • A. 

      An abundance of gas will help solar and wind to grow (because gas-fired power is the most flexible back-up to solar and wind), or

    • B. 

      That solar energy will enjoy an even more striking success. By the 2060s, it could even become the largest primary energy source

  • 6. 
    What about oil?
    • A. 

      Oil demand will continue to grow until the 2060s, or

    • B. 

      Oil will be displaced from the global transport mix. By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil free

  • 7. 
    And the most likely outcome for nuclear?
    • A. 

      By 2060, there will be more than three times as much nuclear energy as there was in 2010

    • B. 

      By 2060, there will only be around twice as much nuclear energy as there was in 2010

  • 8. 
    Tight and shale gas. What's your view?
    • A. 

      That tight and shale gas will fail to take off outside North America, or

    • B. 

      That vast new gas resources will open up in a range of countries around the world

  • 9. 
    What sort of future do you see for Carbon Capture Storage (CCS)?
    • A. 

      CCS is so successful that it helps the global electricity system to become effectively zero-CO2 emissions by 2060, or

    • B. 

      That CCS will not receive strong policy support until sometime after 2060

  • 10. 
    CO2 emissions are measured in gigatonnes (GT). In 2010 total emissions were 31 GT. What do you think they're most likely to be by 2060?
    • A. 

      It will have fallen to 17 GT CO2 per year

    • B. 

      It will be more than double that amount, at 35 GT per year