China and the United States, the world’s largest consumers of energy, have been excluded here to allow for greater granularity in the remaining countries.

For more information about these two countries, see here. This data is from 2008. 2009 data should be available in August from the International Energy Agency, which is the source for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, from where this 2008 data came.

[Some similar comparisons are also made in the petroleum, natural gas, and coal section. Also interesting are the per capita consumption numbers, but which countries to include? See sample below]