The 10 States That Consume The Most Energy

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In 2010, the United States used roughly 97.7 quadrillion Btu of energy, up from roughly 95 quadrillion in 2009.To put that in perspective, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates global consumption at roughly 500 quadrillion Btu.

Effectively, the U.S. population, which accounts for approximately 4.5% of the world’s population, uses a fifth of its energy.

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