National Population and Energy Consumption (image) Joint Quantum Institute Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.