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Zurück zum Heft: Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte. Band 55
DOI: 10.28937/9783787336692_15
EUR 16,90

The concept of primary energy is fundamental in energy economy and ecology. However, even in the specialized literature there is still no consistent usage of this concept. We shall present a wide-spread concept that can be considered as the original concept of primary energy. But, examining primary energy statistics, we shall fi nd that the usage of the term ›primary energy‹ in these contexts is not compatible with the original concept. We shall present an alternative concept that corresponds to the quantification strategies applied in primary energy statistics. Finally, we claim that the inconsistent usage of the term ›primary energy‹.