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Energy Consumption of South America

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Krenz, Jerrold H. Energy. New York: Hemisphere, 1980: 282. ".9 (kw) per capita" 6.7 × 1018 J
World Book Encyclopedia. Vol.6. 1996. 280. "7.43 × 108 TCE" 1.92 × 1019 J
Data Table 12.1 Commercial Energy Production, 1973-93 [pdf]. World Resources 1996-97: A Guide To The Global Environment. World Resources Institute (WRI). "15,355 petajoules" 1.5 × 1019 J
International Enrgy Annual 1996. Energy Information Administration. Department of Energy. "9 × 1015 BTU" 9.5 × 1018 J
Energy Statistics Yearbook. New York: United Nations, 1985. "7,368 terajoules" 7.4 × 1018 J

Global energy consumption is increasing. Energy consumption is used for manufacturing goods, increasing chemical reactions and transportation.

The data that I have gathered through my intense research shows that South America's energy consumption is increasing at a slow rate. Their energy consumption is increasing since they are increasing in population and experiencing industrial, economic and technological growth.

I ran into some problems when converting my data in to SI units. Since what I originally found had units that I never saw: TCE (tons coal equivalent) and KW per capita. It was hard for me to convert and I could have had a mistake in the conversion process. Also two of my numbers should be lower since the data I found involved Central America and South America. This showed that my numbers for these years should be lower and also shows that South America's energy consumption is slowly increasing.

Alex Shikhman -- 1998