World Energy Problems

  • Bent Elbek


In this first section I intend to examine the problem: How much energy is the world going to need 30–50 years hence? Now, this of course is a question that can be answered only if we are willing to accept a number of basic assumptions. Such as, that we live in a surprise-free world, that the goals of mankind do not change drastically and that we avoid major catastrophies as war, famine or disastrous climatic changes.


Energy Demand Energy Intensity Energy Price Economic Growth Rate Energy Coefficient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bent Elbek
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  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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