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Rampant Energy Consumption Sparks Smart Building Revolution in the Middle East

Energy consumption per capita in the oil rich Arabian Gulf nations is among the highest in the world. World Bank energy consumption data shows 4 Gulf countries in the top 6 consumers (per capita) globally. These progressive Arab nations are keen to address such statistics by tackling their root causes, namely inefficiency. The World Bank data for global energy consumption by country, list’s Qatar third highest using 14911.1 kg of oil equivalent per capita, Kuwait in forth using 11402.1 per capita, the UAE in fifth with 8588 and Bahrain in sixth with 8096.3. The UK, in contrast, sits in 41st position using just 3183.3 kg of oil equivalent per capita. The per capita statistic does emphasize nations with small affluent populations, such as those small oil rich nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), but even compared to similar nations globally, consumption is still very high. Beyond affluence, there are 3 primary causes behind these […]

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