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The U.S. ranks 95th in residential energy consumption

13 September 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

According to the World Resources Institute, 16.6% of all energy consumption in the United States in 2001 went to residential energy use. That was enough to make the United States rank ninety-fifth in that category. Nepal ranked first, at 89.0%. The world average was 27.5%.

Residential Energy Consumption.xlsx

  1. John
    17 September 2009 at 10:27 am

    I believe this ranking shows is that people in the United States are not living in their residences (?) 24/7. We live in our cars and in our offices for 1/4 to 1/3 of each day; I would guess that in the top 10 countries, the people are heating and lighting their residence because they need to keep those fires burning all day and all of the night.

  2. Mark
    17 September 2009 at 10:43 am

    That may be part of it, but I also think the top ten countries do not have large manufacturing industries consuming a higher percentage of the total national energy consumption.

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