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Synonyms for joule

a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second

English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)

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Global consumption of renewables grew from 40 exajoules (EJ) in 1990 to 60 EJ in 2010 but, as consumption of renewables rose, global TFEC grew at 1.
org/resourcepanel), by 2005 the global economy depended on 60 billion tonnes of primary resources (biomass, fossil fuels, metals and industrial and construction minerals) and 500 exajoules of energy, an increase of 36% since 1980.
The most optimistic scenario projects renewable energy to account for about 314 Exajoules per year by 2050, or more than three times the annual energy supply in the USA in 2005, and also a similar level of supply on the European continent, according to government and independent sources.
Energy equivalence: 1 bbl oil = 6 GJ EJ: Exajoules (10^15 joules)