The Energy Factor
The IPCC has identified a three-pronged course of action for reducing carbon dioxide releases to the atmosphere. The three elements are:
Energy, however, is absolutely essential for development and a huge amount is needed to achieve the present level of amenities available to people living in industrialized counties. It is enough to recall, that the average US citizen consumes 7.2 tons of petroleum equivalent per year. In contrast to that, an average person living in the developing country lives with a tenth of that energy.
Table 2: Carbon Dioxide emissions of electric power plants ( in metric tons of CO2 per GWh output) .
Energy consumption in the developed countries reached a level of saturation and did not increase
Table 3: Annual commercial energy consumption (millions of TEP) 
Significantly from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s. Recently, energy consumption has started to grown again. In less developed countries, especially China, energy consumption has been growing linearly for a long time and shows no indication of saturation [9,10].