Common units and understanding energy and the global scale of energy

Dr. Ripudaman Malhotra, co-author of A Cubic Mile of Oil, discusses the moral imperative for increasing total global energy supply equivalent to several cubic miles of oil. He shows what it would take to scale any technology to produce 1 cmo of energy per year.

In 2006, the world used a cubic mile of oil. In total the energy the world used was equal to about 3.1 cubic miles of oil when we convert the other energy to be equal amounts of oil.