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Energy supports living standards

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Energy supports living standards

  • Energy plays a critical role in supporting rising modern living standards around the world
  • Electricity use per capita is one important measure of energy consumption
  • A country’s electricity use per capita is well-aligned with its income level
  • About half of the global population resides in countries where average electricity demand per person is less than the annual consumption of basic household appliances
  • About 1 billion people still lack access to electricity
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