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:
|15||Central African Republic|
|58||State of Palestine|
|68||Czech Republic (Czechia)|
|83||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|84||Saint Pierre & Miquelon|
|85||Sao Tome & Principe|
|104||Papua New Guinea|
|158||St. Vincent & Grenadines|
|169||Saint Kitts & Nevis|
|182||Turks and Caicos|
|194||Antigua and Barbuda|
|195||British Virgin Islands|
|198||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|203||Trinidad and Tobago|
|207||United Arab Emirates|
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.