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As global energy use rises, some nations are ramping up their energy efficiency. So which countries use the least amount of energy?
ONE: JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST EXTREME POVERTY
“Lack of access to electricity and modern energy sources profoundly limits economic development, constrains people’s life chances and traps millions in extreme poverty.”
The 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard
“A country that uses less energy to achieve the same or better results reduces its costs and
pollution, creating a stronger, more competitive economy.”
2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All
“The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All presents a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of increasing sustainable access to energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy at the local, national, regional and international levels.”
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“More than 1.4 billion people around the world have no access to electricity. When the sun goes down, darkness comes up. Almost all of these people live in Africa and India.”
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