Energy question of the week: Will our appetite for energy continue to increase?

27. December 2010, 10.33
Our energy demand can be split into three main areas: electricity, heating, and fuel for mobility. In Germany, every person needs about 6000 watts of power to maintain his or her affluent, mobile way of life. Americans use almost twice that amount. Compare that with people in developing countries, like Chad, who only have 11 watts at their disposal. Is there a need for more and more energy?
Jan Oliver Löfken
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Jan Oliver Löfken