4 quadrillion British Thermal Units
(BTU) by 2020, as countries strive to meet escalating demand for electricity, fuelled by booming populations, industrial development and stricter environmental regulations.
In 2000, three countries--the United States, China, and Russia--were the largest energy users with combined total consumption of 164 quadrillion British thermal units
(Btu), or 41 percent of the global tally, about the same as the previous year.
12 Top 20 Total 3104 156 World Total 6232 327 Percent of World 50% 48% * Quads stands for quadrillion British thermal units
(Btu) and measures the energy content of the fuel.
Energy usage in the United States is at record levels, with more than 80 quadrillion British thermal units
(quad Btu's) used in 1988, according to the DOE Interim Report; one quad is roughly equivalent to the energy supplied by using 500,000 barrels of oil daily for a year.
3 quadrillion British thermal units
in 2015, said Linda Doman, an EIA analyst in Washington.
energy consumption is projected to reach 127 quadrillion British thermal units
(Btu) in 2020, an increase of nearly one-third over 1999 levels, according to the reference case forecast in the Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2001.