How clean energy technology could help revolutionize global energy supply—for a better future

How much electricity does it take to power the world?


All around the world, millions of people are flipping a switch, plugging in, and pressing an ‘on’ button every second. So how much electricity does humanity use? And how much will we need in the future?

Discover how much energy it takes to power the world, and how clean energy sources could help revolutionize our electricity supply.

This video was produced and published by TED-Ed. It was originally published on their YouTube channel.

Directed by Lisa LaBracio.
Animation and art direction: Vicente Nirõ, AIM Creative Studios

In partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his book “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster”.

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