Energy Efficiency and Use in the World

For my own interest I decide to create a statistic based on overall energy efficiency and need. Countries that are cold will require much more energy simply on the basis of the requirement to keep warm or cool. If you add on levels of insulation and daytime light requirements, plus industry to keep to their current level in society, you end up with a ranking that tells you how the people of each country are performing on energy efficiency for running their lives, some being very prudent in energy use, others simply wasting it with no regard to effect. This is for all overall energy use per person in that society in the world, and what would be needed at that efficiency level to get it to an ideal suitable point, not just electricity.

Many countries claim efficient use, but a lot also deny that level to other countries, saying they are of a lesser status so they deserve less. My view is that everybody in the world is entitled to a similar level living status, some making use of their resources to do better, others simply using a bigger than their fair share of resources to get it refusing to countanance a fair share for others, having grabbed those resources first, usually from other countries who were not utilising them because they could, peddling beads for resources.

Many organisations use a fiction known as zero emissions to calculate their energy use, but no energy production is emission or pollution free, most choosing to ignore, deliberately discount, or remove references to what was needed to get to that point, with the intention of misleading and deceiving their populations with fake figures that they are doing well, when in fact they are doing badly.

To calculate use of resources and pollution, you simply need to subtract end points from start points and divide by what is produced, many environmental figures concealing all the contributory resources and pollution in missing figures. An example is the electric car. Zero emissions, so all is well and good, no pollution. But a £30-£50,000 car needs around £25-£40,000 of dirty supporting resources to make it happen. So it’s all made by wind or solar power, but at £3 million of dirty supporting resources per pylon or £100 million solar projects, that in itself is not clean. All being fudged and discounted by ideology, not by physical provision.

Energy is the key, there being no such thing as a free lunch and any form of production being ‘clean.’ Only if you deliberately ignore or hide it. GDP of the world, about $90,000 billion in 2022, $30,000 in 2000, ($1.4 billion in 1960) allowing for intangibles causing inflation reducing it to $60,000 billion in real terms, twice the resources and pollution needed to get to this point. Most of it clean in name only. People still believe you can make money by physically producing nothing. All you make is inflation and devalue the currency that is charged against something made.

These are potentials for less developed countries and actual use for developed ones.

Energy use and efficiency ranking by country:

EUERankingCountry
1Mongolia
2Chad
3Burundi
4Russia
5Rwanda
6Kiribati
7Kyrgyzstan
8Canada
9Tajikistan
10Greenland
11Somalia
12Falkland Islands
13North Korea
14Nepal
15Central African Republic
16Malawi
17Norway
18DR Congo
19Afghanistan
20South Sudan
21Finland
22Madagascar
23Estonia
24Uganda
25Niger
26Ethiopia
27Iceland
28Georgia
29Sweden
30Lithuania
31Lesotho
32Sierra Leone
33Latvia
34Switzerland
35Armenia
36Belarus
37Guinea-Bissau
38Myanmar
39Eritrea
40Tanzania
41Yemen
42Liberia
43Moldova
44Burkina Faso
45China
46Haiti
47Bhutan
48Austria
49Slovakia
50Guinea
51Kazakhstan
52Mali
53Comoros
54Gambia
55Cameroon
56Ukraine
57Kenya
58State of Palestine
59Zambia
60Denmark
61Faeroe Islands
62Zimbabwe
63North Macedonia
64Poland
65Chile
66Romania
67Morocco
68Czech Republic (Czechia)
69Pakistan
70Albania
71Timor-Leste
72Angola
73Western Sahara
74Syria
75Mozambique
76United Kingdom
77Togo
78Eswatini
79Solomon Islands
80Bangladesh
81Vanuatu
82Germany
83Bosnia and Herzegovina
84Saint Pierre & Miquelon
85Sao Tome & Principe
86Côte d’Ivoire
87Turkey
88Montenegro
89Serbia
90Uzbekistan
91Slovenia
92Azerbaijan
93Hungary
94Namibia
95Ireland
96Nigeria
97Tunisia
98Peru
99United States
100Honduras
101Guatemala
102Bolivia
103Croatia
104Papua New Guinea
105Luxembourg
106Lebanon
107Jordan
108Bulgaria
109Netherlands
110India
111Sudan
112Senegal
113Nicaragua
114Benin
115Belgium
116El Salvador
117Congo
118Cambodia
119Uruguay
120Mauritania
121Ghana
122New Zealand
123Tonga
124Botswana
125France
126Argentina
127Iraq
128Ecuador
129Japan
130Egypt
131Philippines
132Italy
133Portugal
134Spain
135Dominican Republic
136Greece
137Mexico
138Vietnam
139Colombia
140South Africa
141South Korea
142Djibouti
143Cyprus
144Gabon
145Dominica
146Sri Lanka
147Puerto Rico
148Iran
149Algeria
150Indonesia
151Belize
152Fiji
153Cuba
154Laos
155Costa Rica
156Equatorial Guinea
157Turkmenistan
158St. Vincent & Grenadines
159Israel
160Macao
161Mauritius
162Cabo Verde
163Jamaica
164Saint Lucia
165Samoa
166Libya
167Gibraltar
168Paraguay
169Saint Kitts & Nevis
170Guyana
171Malta
172Taiwan
173Brazil
174Grenada
175Guadeloupe
176Bermuda
177French Polynesia
178Australia
179French Guiana
180Suriname
181New Caledonia
182Turks and Caicos
183Réunion
184Maldives
185Venezuela
186Bahamas
187Hong Kong
188Panama
189Thailand
190Barbados
191Cook Islands
192Malaysia
193Martinique
194Antigua and Barbuda
195British Virgin Islands
196Saudi Arabia
197Cayman Islands
198U.S. Virgin Islands
199Oman
200Kuwait
201Guam
202Seychelles
203Trinidad and Tobago
204Aruba
205Singapore
206Brunei
207United Arab Emirates
208Bahrain
209Qatar

The higher up in the list the better the country is performing, has performed, or can perform, to produce a reasonable standard of living. It shows what it could do the way it is going in this respect. The lower down the list, the more the country has squandered the resources on luxury, and trivial short term returns and advantages.

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