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Friday, January 02, 2015

10 Energy Stats From 2014

Condensed and revised from Remember These Energy Numbers From 2014:
  1. Renewables are outpacing coal 50× faster.
  2. It takes 47¢ of electricity to charge an iPhone 6 per year.
  3. Laptops use 14× more electricity than an iPhone 6 per year.
  4. 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded in human history on the planet.
  5. China says their carbon pollution will peak in 2030.
  6. Brazil spent $5.1 billion to make sure the lights stayed on at the World Cup.
  7. Energy demand in Demark has dropped 4% per year since 1990. At the same time, their economy has been growing.
  8. It costs half as much to save energy via efficiency rather than producing more.
  9. Tesla “jumped the shark” breaking ground on a $5 billion bet that the Gigafactory won't be obsolete before it's built.
  10. 9 out of 10 solar arrays face south, but west is the most favorable direction for most.
  11. LED lighting will revolutionize the lives of 1.5 billion people.