US and European cities consume more energy than the developing world

US and European cities consume more energy than the developing world

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The detailed “planet at night” atlas created from satellites and space station revealed about the energy consumptions by various cities across the globe

Berlin at Night from Space

According to a report published by researchers from Germany in the Remote Sensing Journal, US and European cities consume more energy than the developing world.

The report assessed the data made possible from US weather satellite Suomi’s on board is an instrument called the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Day/Night Band sensor. The secondary source was from the European Space Agency’s NightPod instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) along with

The data reveals that American cities emit many times more light per capita than German cities and that cities in the former East of Germany emit more light per capita than those in the former West.

Credits: eco-business.com