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Who consumes electricity?

The US consumes about 23% of World electricity. China consumes about 17% with Russia and Japan consuming about 5.7% each. All the countries of the EU combined consume about 17% of World electricity. A more meaningful figure is consumption per capita (i.e. per person). The US consumes about 13,000kWh/a, less than a basket of countries like Iceland (31,00,000kWh/a), the Scandinavian countries and Canada (all rich cold countries) and Qatar and Kuwait rich hot countries. African countries prop up the bottom of the chart. There is a clear corollary between access to electrical energy and wealth. The Underdeveloped World is populated by at least 1.6 billion people with no access to any kind of electricity.

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