Relationship between Energy, Population, and Wealth


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Relationship between Energy, Population, and Wealth
Relationship between Energy, Population, and WealthChanges in levels of energy consumption, both for individual countries and for the world as a whole, are in a symbiotic relationship with levels of both population and wealth. That is, increasing access to energy makes it possible for human society to support larger populations and increasing levels of wealth, while at the same time, a growing population and increasing wealth will spur the purchase of energy for all aspects of daily life.A comparison of estimates of world population and energy production [measured in either joules (J) or British thermal units (BTUs)—see Secs. 1-6-1…
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Francis M. Vanek, Ph.D.; Louis D. Albright, Ph.D.; Largus T. Angenent, Ph.D.: Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Third Edition. Relationship between Energy, Population, and Wealth, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2016 2012 2008), AccessEngineering Export