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Graph of the day: What energy inequality looks like

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How much power does your average American use compared to people in Brazil, India, China? A 2011 chart reveals the mind-boggling answer.

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inequity2In 2011 the average American used 4,569 kWh of electricity in their home.In the same year the combined residential electricity use per capita of Brazil, India, China and the 21 other countries was 4,485 kWh (click the image to expand).

So one American uses 84 kWh more in their home than those 24 nationalities combined.  Mind boggling.

Improving energy access is one of the great challenges of our time.

This article was originally published on Shrink That Footprint. Reproduced with permission

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