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What is Energy Demand

Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations
The term in this chapter is used to refer to the quantity of energy required and consumed by both individuals and industries for the day to day running of life’s activity around the globe. This demand is believed to influence the socio-economic status of individuals and systems in any given polity.
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Rising Global Challenges in Energy Demand and the Politics of Climate Change in Government Operations: Policy and Economic Development Implications
Sharon Nanyongo Njie (Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA), Ikedinachi Ayodele Power Wogu (Rhema University, Aba, Nigeria), Uchenna Kingsley Ogbuehi (Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Nigeria), Sanjay Misra (Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria), and Oluwakemi Deborah Udoh (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4978-0.ch013
While most governments subscribe to boosting global energy supplies since it paves the way for improved economies, which translates to better living conditions and gainful employments which in turn boost government operations, the rising global demand for energy from all human endeavors have activated unparalleled consequences on the environment, resulting to harmful repercussions for government operations and processes all over the world. Hence, scholars argue that the rising demand for global energy by industrialized nations have further increased the vulnerability of governments' operations and processes, especially in countries where these energy sources abound. Consequently, governments, multinationals, and various interest groups are divided on how best to address the quandaries resulting from rising global demand for energy and its effect on the environment and government operations. Recommendations that would enhance government operations were proposed.
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