In all countries, life expectancy is increasing and thus the proportion of people over 65 years is growing. With a predicted popluation of 9 billion in 2050, demand for energy is growing. The price of oil will impact the success of many industrial countries in terms of resource efficiency and lead to development of new energy technologies.
World Population Change
Development of Energy Mix and Predicted World Population with Resultant Energy Demand
Btoe = billion tons of oil equivalent
Global Energy Imbalance – Net Importers and Exporters
Predicted Price of Barrel of Oil
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Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V. (VCI; German chemical industry association), Frankfurt, Germany, 2012.
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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012.
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