Do we produce more energy than we need right now?



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    Total world energy consumption (2008) was 491.834 quadrillion Btu’s, more than production of 491.657 quads. So no, more energy is not produced than is needed. (The shortfall is made up from storage.)

    If you meant by “we” the USA, then not remotely close, given the huge levels in the US of imports of oil and uranium, and smaller net imports of natural gas and electricity.

    If by “energy” you really meant “electricity,” that’s a mistake to equate those words, but the US does import small quantities of electricity as well.

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