The distribution of energy consumption globally is disproportionately high among some countries. In 2021, China, the U.S., and India were the largest consumers of primary energy globally. On a per capita basis, however, the data looks a bit different. In 2021, Qatar, Singapore, and Iceland were among the countries with the highest per capita energy consumption.
Spotlight: Renewable Energy Consumption
Renewable energy includes solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric energy, biomass and geothermal power, to name a few. Over the last 20 years or so renewable energy consumption has increased dramatically. Recent data suggests that renewable energy is growing as a share of the primary energy consumption worldwide. Among all countries globally, China has installed the most renewable energy capacity as of 2021.