Which country has reduced its energy consumption the most in the last 10 years?



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    Reliable data are not available from 2000-2010. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has collected date up through 2007, so based on their international total primary energy statistics from 1997-2007, I found the following:

    • Very few countries actually reduced their total energy consumption in that ten-year period; for most, energy consumption has increased significantly (China’s energy consumption, for instance, increased by 40 quads.) 
    • In terms of straight consumption reduction (amount of energy consumed in 1997 minus that consumed in 2007), Romania is at the top of the list. It consumed 2.025 quads in 1997, and 1.72 quads in 2007 – making for a difference of around .3 quads. The United Kingdom comes in a close second, having reduced its energy consumption by .29 quads between 1997 and 2007.
    • In terms of the percentage energy reduction (the amount of energy consumed in 2007 divided by that consumed in 1997), Guam consumed in 2007 only about half of the energy that it consumed in 1997. Other countries with the largest percentage reduction in energy consumption include Afghanistan, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Germany.

    Sorry if this is a really confusing response to your question! If it’s not a satisfactory answer, let me know and I’ll try to get some more statistics for you.

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