Industrial energy use

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Industrial energy use, is what allows industries to extract resources and produce goods. Industrial energy use should not be confused with commercial energy use; while both are businesses, commercial means engaging in commerce, industrial means producing goods, usually from raw materials.[1]

Industries can use energy in many different ways; the metal industry uses a good portion, along with paper and pulp, chemical, and food industries. These can be explored below.

This visualization shows how much of the world's total final consumption is used by each sector. Industry makes up close to a third of this. Specific countries may also be searched for by use of the search bar. Click on the black bar beside "Industry" below to see how the use of this energy is split up within the sector.

For Further Reading


  1. From the Oxford English Dictionary derived from definitions for commercial and industry

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Jordan Hanania, Jason Donev
Last updated: January 31, 2020
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