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It’s probably not valid to compare the US as a whole to the other industrialized countries due to the immense geographic and climatic variability of the United States. However, the state data may be reasonably matched to that of the other countries where the climates are comparable. France and Oregon? Germany and Washington? Italy and California? I need to look more carefully at specific climate data to make an apples-to-apples comparison, but that would really be an academic exercise given the obvious consumption levels of the US vis-à-vis the rest of the industrialized world.

As promised, I will be posting summary data from the US Department of Energy’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey for 2005. Comparison with previous surveys promises to be very interesting.

As always, thanks for visiting and providing feedback.


2005 International Residential Electricity Consumption

Sources:
Electricity (Spain, Germany, etc.)
Population: (US, Spain, Germany, etc.) 

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