Future of Energy in 2039

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  • Future of Canada's energy boom

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis takes a look at the future of North America's booming energy business.

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.

    Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.

  • A pedestrian steps on a Pavegen tile at the West Ham Station to Olympic Park in London.

    Some envision a future that relies heavily on recycling waste energy for new purposes, but is "energy harvesting" technology viable?

  • A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

    The world will see huge shifts on both the usage and supply sides of the energy equation, according to BP's annual global energy forecast.

  • A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Private equity is betting that gas and oil—notrenewables like wind and solar—will continue to dominate as energy sources in 25 years.

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