The report examines and explains the differences in per capita energy consumption between the United States and West Germany, and quantifies the factors involved. West Germany uses only half as much energy per capita as the United States. Energy use per capita for transportation is only one-fourth of that of the United States, for residential space heating (climate corrected) only one-half, for other residential uses only one-fourth, and for industrial uses 58 percent. The United States uses at least 40 percent more energy for industry in relation to output as West Germany. The total energy use in the United States in relation to national income is about 50 percent greater than in West Germany. This large disparity in energy use between the two countries suggests that continued economic growth and improvement in the standard of living in the United States should be possible without a proportionate increase in energy consumption.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goen, R L
    • WHITE, R K
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRI-EGU-3519 Final Rpt., FEA/D-75/590
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-01-0001-1885
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM