Energy – our Life-Blood. Where does it come from, where does it go?
- Date: Jun 6, 2019
- Time: 16:00 - 18:00
- Speaker: Dr. Ekkehard Schwab (BASF)
- Location: MPI-CPfS, Dresden
Throughout history, the access to affordable energy sources has driven the development of human societies. Overall, there is a significant correlation between standard of living and per capita use of primary energy. This correlation, however, also shows that the same standard of living can be achieved with a remarkable spread in per capita energy consumption .
In conclusion, the reduction targets for climate gas emissions most probably will only be realistic if a combination of replacing fossil based primary energy with renewable (solar) sources and a much more efficient use of energy is achieved. The latter is not only a technical but as well a social and behavioral topic.