The US Joint Forces Command’s report called the Joint Operating Environment, argues that to meet conservative growth scenarios, global energy production needs to rise by 1.3% per year.
By the 2030s, demand is estimated to be nearly 50% greater than today. To meet that demand, even assuming more effective conservation measures, the world would need to add roughly the equivalent of Saudi Arabia’s current energy production every seven years. But this is not going to happen.
A study by a German military think tank has analyzed how "peak oil" might change the global economy. The internal draft document — leaked on the Internet — shows for the first time how carefully the German government has considered a potential energy crisis.