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Energy and wealth

  1. Apr 10, 2014 #1
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    Im not sure what they mean with 'highest possible' and how to use the increase of kWh/O,4$/year/person.
    Can somebody help me?

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  3. Apr 10, 2014 #2
    Above a certain price the energy expenses outweight the wealth that its use can produce. When that happens people will be better off staying at home and doing nothing than trying to be productive. The questions asks what do you think that price is, given the information provided.
  4. Apr 10, 2014 #3
    Isn't the highest possible price 0,4$/kWh
    0,4$/kWh = O,29€/kWh?
  5. Apr 10, 2014 #4
    That seems to be the case, doesn't it?
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