Per Capita Energy Consumption
Per Capita Energy Consumption [useful energy of 258W or less]
1. Useful energy comprises 32.4 percent of received energy [i.e., the difference of 67.6 percent is dissipated as heat.]
2. Large numbers of poor people who live in richer countries that receive higher energy quotas, and therefore are not listed in the above table, actually consume less than 258W per capita because most of the energy is consumed by their wealthy class. In real terms the number of people who receive per capita useful energy of 250W or lower are probably closer to 65 percent of the world population.
Sources: CASF, Wikipedia, EIA. Tables, calculation and projections by TERRES.
- Energy (index page)