Why does America use so much energy?

Why does America use so much more energy per unit of GDP output compared to Europe and Japan? Why does Europe have a much larger renewable energy sector then America? Why is Europe implementing a hydrogen storage sector as a renewable energy energy carrier(storage)? Why is the USA willing to spend over 5 trillion... show more Why does America use so much more energy per unit of GDP output compared to Europe and Japan? Why does Europe have a much larger renewable energy sector then America? Why is Europe implementing a hydrogen storage sector as a renewable energy energy carrier(storage)? Why is the USA willing to spend over 5 trillion yearly on the fossil fuel regime(cost of fuels, trade deficits, spending on oil wars, healthcare problems, environmental problems,etc)? It seems this is going to break America and is the main catalyst behind the economic crisis although not mentioned by the media.
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