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May 02, 2013

Japanese households are more frugal energy users compared to Americans

"The Japanese are among the most frugal energy users in the industrial world. On average, households in Japan consume a modest 8,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year—despite most buildings having surprisingly poor thermal insulation. By contrast, American homes burn an average of 13,400 kilowatt-hours annually in order to maintain a shirt-sleeve environment year round."

Source: Difference Engine: Life without nukes
Apr 8th 2013
By N.V.
The Economist

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