The Greater Fool

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China is now the world's number-one user of energy--unless you ask the Chinese.

Regardless, per person, my fellow 310 million Americans and I use more than three times as much energy as more than 1.3 billion Chinese. Hence the meeting of 24 energy ministers in Washington, D.C. last week to attempt to hash out ways to use cleaner energy more efficiently, regardless of who's number one.

As an American, that's a really shameful statistic, given the Chinese growth and uncompromising consumption over the past decade.