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GCSE Reasons increasing energy consumption


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Global energy consumption
The amount of energy used by people around the world has gone up
Population increase
Increase in the number of people who inhabit the world
LICs energy use
is very low per person
7 billion
the population of the world in 2011
Fast rate of population growth in Africa, puts pressure on energy supplies
Slow rate of population growth in Europe, allows for energy security
Economic Development
The improvement of living standards by economic growth.
Standards of living
the degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community. This has risen in many NEEs e.g. China which increases energy consumption
Growth of industry in many NEEs
was resulted in energy hungry industries
Newly Emerging Economies such as China, India, Brazil, have growing energy needs
Low income country with Gross National Income (GNI) less than $1025 per person per year
Sustainable energy sources
could help to reduce energy demands in the future
Energy Mix
The range of energy sources of a region or country, both renewable and non- renewable
Fossil Fuels
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals, still provide the bulk of the World's energy