Pressures Facing World due to Energy Consumption


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Pressures Facing World due to Energy Consumption
Pressures Facing World due to Energy ConsumptionAs shown in Fig. 1-1, world energy consumption increased dramatically between 1950 and 2015, from approximately 100 EJ to over 500 EJ. This trend continues at present due to ongoing expansion in consumption of energy. Many wealthy countries have slowed their growth in energy consumption compared to earlier decades, notably countries such as Japan or the members of the European Union. Some countries have even stabilized their energy consumption, such as Denmark, which consumed 0.92 EJ (0.86 quad) in 1980 and 0.78 EJ (0.74 quad) in 2012. Such countries are in a minority, especially since it is the emerging economies of the developing world where deman…
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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. Pressures Facing World due to Energy Consumption, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2016 2012 2008), AccessEngineering Export