Energy Consumption - lts Growth and Pattern

CIM Bulletin, 1969

H. B. MERLIN, Nuclear Plant Engineer, Advanced Projects and Reactor Physics Division, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario.

The past demands for energy and the contribution~ by the major sources are shown for the world and regions, and for Canada. Three forecasts of future demand are presented. By the year 2000, the world will be consuming energy at a rate of 670-700 x 1015 Btu/year. Canada's rate is estimated at 20 x 1015 Btu/year. Electricity will increase its portion of energy from 7.5 per cent to 15 per cent, and more than 40 per cent of the primary energy w1ll. be required to generate 1t. World, regional and Canad1an forecasts are g1ven for total electricity generated and for electricity generated in nuclear stations.
Keywords: BTU, heavy water, Nuclear Energy, Soviet bloc, Western Canada, Canada, Demand, Electricity, energy, Forecasts, Fuel, Fuels, Reactors, Reserves