Drivers of Change and Energy Models
Primary energy demand has been continuously growing over the last century and is expected to grow further.1 A secure supply of energy is a condition for stability and growth of any economy (Ayres et al. 2003). Energy, as it occurs in nature, is rarely suited to provide energy services; most forms of energy need to be transformed first. Further, energy is not always found or cannot be transformed cost-effectively close to demand. As a result, a large international industry that extracts, transports, transforms, and supplies energy has developed.
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