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World Energy Use — Trends in Demand

  • Randy Hudson

Abstract

In order to provide adequate energy supplies in the future, trends in energy demand must be evaluated and projections of future demand developed. World energy use is far from static, and an understanding of the demand changes underway in various regions of the world will assist in planning for and meeting those energy needs. This paper evaluates global energy use by both primary energy type and region over a thirty year period from 1980 through 2010. It is hoped that such an analysis will provide a useful perspective for those concerned with the economics and politics of energy. Owing to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words (and to the large number of figures), the narrative in this paper will be kept to a minimum; the message is contained in the figures themselves.

Keywords

Carbon Emission Coal Consumption Primary Energy Consumption World Energy Energy Information Administration 
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References

  1. 1.
    International Energy Annual 1993, DOE/EIA-0219(93), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, May 1995.Google Scholar
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    International Energy Outlook 1995, DOE/EIA-0484(95), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, June 1995.Google Scholar
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    World Energy Projection System Model Documentation, DOE/EIA-M050(92), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, June 1992.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randy Hudson
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Technology DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge

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