Which Country Consumes the Most Electricity In the World and How Much Electricity Does the U.S. Generate?

The United States tops the list of countries that consumes the most electricity in the world.

It generates and consumes about one-fourth of all the electricity worldwide.

China is second, consuming about one-tenth of the world’s electricity, followed by Russia, Japan, Germany, India, and Canada, in that order.

In 2009, global electricity consumption was cut down by 1.5%, for the first time since World War II.

Electricity consumption was reduced in all regions of the world except in Asia and Middle East.

China and India, which comprise of 22% of the world’s consumption, electricity consumption continued to rise due to high economic growth.

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