The world is steadily burning less energy: nearly 33 percent less in the last 15 years, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
But those figures unfortunately don’t account for how much power is going to be needed to turn the lights on for the 1.2 billion people still without electricity.
The reduction in “energy intensity,” measured as energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product, has declined in all regions of the world and across all economies. Energy use varies, of course, among nations and regions with wider temperature ranges and large urban areas. “The distances between urban areas—and the infrastructure within them—can influence the amount of energy used to move goods and passengers,” the EIA said. Continue reading from Brink News here.