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Lucas Davis weighs in on heat exposure and global air conditioning


The U.S. alone uses 400 terawatt-hours of electricity annually for air conditioning, about 1.5% of all the electricity consumed on the planet. But – other countries are catching up. CEGA Affiliate wrote all about it in a recent blog post on the Energy at Haas Blog.

“Air conditioner sales are booming worldwide, especially in warm countries with growing economies. But how big is the total potential market? In a new paper, my coauthors — Leo Biardeau, Paul Gertler, Catherine Wolfram — and I rank 219 countries and 1,692 cities based on what we call “air conditioning potential”.

Read more: Heat Exposure and Global Air Conditioning


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