Author | Marcos MartinezThe total among of energy consumed worldwide is increasing with the development of civilisation, which is exponential. This aspect is what led to the Kardashev scale, which measured technological advancement based on how a civilisation used energy and it means that each year we need more resources (fossil fuels, renewables or nuclear power) to supply us.Global average per capita energy consumption has been consistently increasing each year and although some countries such as Germany or the United States may seem to be reducing energy consumption per capita, this has been increasing since records began. Why?
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