Consumption and Conservation
How much energy does the average person in the United States use in a year?
In 2009, the United States, energy use per person was about 308 million BTUs (British Thermal Units). A BTU, a common energy measurement, is defined as the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water by 1°F. Below is energy use per person for selected years:
|Year||Energy Consumption per Person (Million BTU)|