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source: UNDP, World energy assessment, 2004,

http://www.undp.org/
energy/weaover2004.htm


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global consumption

Worldwide, average per capita energy use…
  • is approximately 20 times greater than minimum human energy requirements for survival, reaching 1.65 toe*/year.
Still, there are significant inequities in energy use among groups of countries:

Annual per capita energy use (2001)
area toe*
industrialised countries4.7
developing countries0.8
sub-Saharan region0.6


* ‘toe’ stands for ‘Tons of Oil Equivalent’.
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