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Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
Joint Quantum Institute

National Population and Energy Consumption

Caption: This is a plot of the fraction of world population (as displayed on a logarithmic scale) versus per-capita energy consumption expressed in kilowatts. If the data are exponential in nature, they should lie along a straight line, which they largely do. The labels show the consumption rates for several countries

Credit: Yakovenko

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