So, how much energy does the United States use each year per capita, what percentage is renewable, and how do we measure up to other countries in the world?

fascinating chart published by the New York Times shows how our per capita energy usage is much higher than some countries, while still being a bit lower than others. It also shows that a mere 13% of our energy used comes from renewable resources, most from hydroelectric sources and wind.

Compared to Israel, who uses about 1% renewable energy (mostly sun), we are doing O.K., but we could still learn a chunk from Germany, which comes in at 21% renewable energy use, Denmark, which comes in at 40%, Canada, who comes in at 63% and Norway, who knocks everyone away with 97% of its energy use coming from renewable resources.