Pablo Egaña Del Sol

Strategies to Foster Sustainable Energy Consumption

Pablo Egana-delSol

Abstract

Energy consumption is the quantity of energy utilized by a task or entity such us an individual, a household, a building, or a city. The world energy consumption represents the total amount of energy consumed from every energy source applied toward all human-related activities. There are many forms of energy. Broadly speaking, electric energy is a major component of residential and commercial energy consumption, while liquid fuels are for transportation. Industrial sector is generally a mix of both. The usual measure of energy consumption is the total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) that represents the total sum of energy production minus storage changes on a global level. Since changes in energy storage are not substantial from 1 year to another, TPES is commonly used as an approximation for energy consumption.