To anyone who lives or has lived in the Lone Star State, this is pretty much a no brainer. Just consider the fact that we need our air conditioners 11 months out of the year. So, it's really no surprise that we Texans use more energy than other states. What does the official list look like?
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States burned up a whopping 98 quadrillion BTUs of energy in 2010, up from 95 quadrillion a year prior—a mind-boggling amount of energy consumption for a country that only makes up about 4.5 percent of the global population. Worldwide BTU usage is approximately 500 quadrillion, so that means that nearly a fifth of the world’s energy is being consumed by the United States.