We the people of the USA consume per capita 4 times the World average consumption, and 2 times the #2 consumer EU (European Union)! [One bright note, USA is the ONLY top consumer to reduce recently!] We can do better, by conserving. How? Drive more efficient cars and drive less (or public transport/bike/walk), make our homes more efficient (insulation, shading) and use HVAC heating/cooling wisely (dress appropriately for climate), line-dry clothing instead of machine, use shower water volume control to take ‘Navy Shower’, grow a garden and buy local/regional, and many more. Conservation is fun, and good for our country and planet.
Helpful links: http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver