Read the passages below and summarize them using one sentence in not more than 75 words(30-35 words). Type your response in the comment section at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish each passage.Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.
1.Australia is projected to increase its final energy consumption by a total of 21 percent between 2014 and 2030. With GDP forecast to increase by 2.7 percent per year on average and an expected population of 30 million by 2030, the nation is projected to require an additional 873 petajoules of energy.3 This roughly equates to 75 percent of the energy consumed for all road transport in Australia today. These estimates take into account energy efficiency improvements from advances in technology and operational improvements. The projected efficiency gains are not enough to completely offset increases in consumption.
The biggest driver of this growth in energy consumption is expected to be increased demand from industry, led by the oil and gas sector. Energy consumption in that sector is projected to grow by 5.4 percent per year, to around 480 petajoules in 2030. This is driven by the quadrupling of Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity, which will be completed in the next few years. A second driver of overall consumption growth will be energy used for transport, which is forecast to grow by 0.8 percent per year on average to a total of around 1,800 petajoules in 2030. This is the net outcome of growth in the economy and population, partially offset by energy efficiency improvements.
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