Toe recently updated their Gapminder World Application with new data on energy indicators. Specifically  -
  1. Energy use, per person
  2. Energy use, total
  3. Energy production, per person
  4. Energy production, total
Although this information has been available from DOE / WDI etc. in the past, it's the visual approach of Gapminder which makes these numbers alive..

Gapminder's charts give all energy metrics in TOE - Tons of oil equivalent. One can easily convert it to more digestible metrics. Here's few samples (data for 2007)
  1. USA Annual energy use (1st overall) - 2.34b toe
  2. China Annual energy use (2nd overall) - 1.95b toe
  3. India Annual energy use (4th overall) - 0.59b toe
  4. USA Annual energy use per capita  - 7.8 toe
  5. China Annual energy use per capita  - 1.5 toe
  6. India Annual energy use per capita - 0.53 toe
  7. 1 toe = 11,630 kWh
  8. USA power usage per capita - 10,355 Watts (14.73x India)
  9. China power usage per capita - 1,991 Watts (2.83x India)
  10. India power usage per capita - 703 Watts
My personal estimates hovers around 1800 Watts (Personal) + ~4000 Watts (Professional + Externalities) = 5.8 kWatts ~ 2.5x the global average of 2.4 kW.

Head over to Wattzon for calculating your personal estimates, and Gapminder World application for more data.


Link to original the original discussion on buzz. For more conversions refer to this earlier post