- Youngquist, Walter – Energy and Population
Points out that we are expending more and more energy to recover lower and lower grade resources.
- Worldwide Trends in Energy Use and Efficiency. International Energy Agency, 2008
- Human Energy Requirements. UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 2001
- Delong, John P. and Oskar Burgur – Socio-Economic Instability and the Scaling of Energy Use with Population Size
Suggests that efforts to increase the reliability of future energy yields may be essential for stabilizing both population growth and the global socioeconomic system.
- Mekanikian, Rozita – DECC, Energy & Climate Change – But No Population?
Critiques the absence of consideration of population in addressing energy security and climate change by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change.
- Chan, Steven – Impact of Population Growth on Cost of United Kingdom Energy Infrastructure and Practicability of Meeting Carbon Reduction Commitments to 2050
Understanding the contribution of population growth to the cost of energy provision highlights the potential economic benefit of policies to stabilise population size.
- Jackson T. and E. Papathanasopoulou – Luxury or ‘Lock-In’? An Exploration of Unsustainable Consumption in the UK: 1968 to 2000
Finds that fossil fuel consumption in the United Kingdom increased by 35 per cent during the 32-year period.