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Per Capita Energy Consumption: Developed vs Developing

Developed countries:

U.S.: 303 million BTU per person per year

Developing countries:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: ~ 15M BTU per person per year
  • South Asia (including India): ~ 20-25M BTU per person per year
  • Southeast Asia: ~ 30-35M BTU per person per year
  • Latin America: About 60-70M BTU per person per year

Developing countries have a LONG way to go to catch up with the per capita energy consumption of developed countries.

Sources: ChatGPT, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA); International Energy Agency (IEA)

What will the 6.74 billion people living in developing countries need extra energy production for?

  • Washing machines
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electric fans
  • Water heaters
  • Computers
  • Phones

Read more in: The World Needs To Generate More Energy, Not Less

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