Growing Power Demand
- Jul 8, 2021 11:34 am GMT
In 1960 (in my childhood) the world had 3 billion people and used 40,000 TWH. In 2020 the world had 7.5 billion people and used 160,000 TWH.
Population was 250% higher, energy use 400% higher.
That was over 50 years.
At those rates, in 2070 the world will have over 18 billion people and will use 640,000 TWH.
Those are staggering and sobering numbers.
Not only do we need to figure out how to be far more efficient with energy, but how slow population growth - how we will feed 18 billion people is something I have no clue about. Oh course in the 1960s we wondered how we would feed 4 billion people.
Solutions to these problems need focus and smart people.
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