Posted on: 25/07/2017
More than 90% of the world’s energy is used by only 20 countries, according to a report by price comparison website Go Compare.
China is the world’s biggest energy consumer, using 4,900TWh each year, or 24% of global consumption.
The United States is in second place, consuming 3,800TWh or 19%. India, which took third spot, only uses 5%.
UK in top 20
The UK was ranked as the world’s 11th largest energy consumer, using 312TWh, which is six times higher per square kilometre than the average among the top 20 countries.
Taiwan had the highest figure per square kilometre.
Brazil had the most sustainable sources of energy, with 74% of its electricity coming from renewables, followed by Canada with 63%.