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Getting to the heart of the energy debate

Paris summit will seek to balance rising energy demand with longer-term environmental impact.

Renewable energy, in the form of wind and solar power, accounts for only about 3 per cent of the energy consumed globally.

IN less than one week's time, global leaders and their delegates will gather in Paris to discuss how governments, industry and society can reach a consensus on how we mitigate the environmental impact of the world's growing demand for energy in the decades ahead.

The controversial debate