More and more people need more and more energy.
The global consumption has clearly increased a lot faster than the world popularity. The population has quadrupled from 1870 up until today.
No real spectacular value in comparison with the increased energy consumption, which has sixty fold in a similar period of time. Every human uses averagely 15 times more energy than 130 years ago. An average that is much higher at the habitats of the western industrialized countries.
The most remarkable augmentation of the worldwide energy consumption happened in the last 50 years. Only between 1970 and 2000 it was more than doubled. A glimpse on the population growth that is to be expected as well as the economic growth of the developing countries that played a subordinate role within the energy consumption, makes it clear that this trend will continue. Approximately 80% of the energy consumption in the world is based on fossil fuels, in commercial exploitation it’s even 90%. The still existing reserves of fossil fuels still satisfies for 75 times of the current annual needs within the global world energy consumption at global level, however only for 2.2 times on the already consumed reserves of fossil fuels. The first signs of the economic impact are already palpable today. Energy costs have increased more than they averagely do. The so-called ‘mid-depletion-point’, meaning the time in which half of the global oil reserves will be used up and that the demand can no longer cover the offer, will be reached within a few years. It’s a fact that, on that moment at the latest, the supply situation in countries which depend on the import of fossil fuel, will be acute.