Definition: This entry consists of total electricity generated annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Electricity - consumption map
Why Are OPEC Countries Abandoning Oil Consumption?
The Motley Fool - 5/17/2013 1:43:58 AM
This collection of countries is responsible for over 40% of all oil production around the world. For many of these countries ... country does not fundamentally change its electricity production or consumption, the country could expect to ...
Cuba Lifts Ban on Energy-Hogging Appliances
ABC News - 5/21/2013 2:32:19 PM
Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts. Islanders can now bring up to two such appliances per ...
Grand Inga -- The World Bank's Latest Silver Bullet for Africa
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 7:04:20 PM
When World Bank President Jim Kim visits the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, he will find a country rich in natural resources but blighted by a lack of basic services. The world's poorest country has not only been ravaged by civil wars ...
Can poop save the world? Absolutely, says scientist David Walter-Toews
New York Daily News - 5/17/2013 6:54:46 PM
David Waltner-Toews, author of 'The Origin of Feces,' takes a lighthearted look at how excrement can be used for serious scientific purposes. If we see human and other animal excrement as part of a dynamic flux of energy, resources and life ...
Philips Urges U.S. Businesses and Governments to Embrace Energy Efficiency
Marketwatch - 5/20/2013 11:56:02 AM
First, with the rapid rise in urban populations, predicted to reach almost 70 ... bulbs offer high-quality light, but use 80-90 percent less energy and last more than 20 times longer than traditional bulbs. In the U.S., an estimated 425 million ...
India retains fifth position in global wind energy market
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/18/2013 9:49:33 AM
Out of world's 2,82,275 mw of wind power installations spread across 100 countries, 73% of the turbines are located in top five countries - China, USA, Germany, Spain, and India. Denmark has highest installed wind power capacity per person.
US Energy Revolution Gathers Pace
CNBC - 5/18/2013 8:52:17 AM
The Department of Energy on Friday authorized the Freeport LNG project in Texas to export to countries that do not have a trade agreement with the US, including Japan and the members of the EU. It was the first such approval to be granted for two years and ...
Top 10 Smoggiest Countries in the World
Care2 (blog) - 5/21/2013 1:35:03 PM
Modern-day Ahvaz has ... The burning of wood, agricultural waste and other materials has resulted in a near-perpetual haze hanging over urban and rural areas of India (and neighboring Bangladesh) that is visible in satellite photos. The Pakistani city ...
Government seeks to tackle mounting electricity woes
dailynewsegypt.com - 5/21/2013 6:50:01 PM
Ahmed Imam, Egypt’s Electricity and Energy Minister, recently stated that electricity subsidies are set to increase over the coming fiscal year to EGP 23bn, which will also include the cost of fuel used to operate electricity production stations.
State Dept. Report Says Countries Have Repressed Religious Freedom With Laws
New York Times - 5/20/2013 11:08:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Countries around the world, including allies of the United States, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress political opponents, the State Department said on Monday in an annual report chronicling a grim decline in ...
PIEPS Chooses Energy Micro Gecko MCU for Use in Market's First GPS Avalanche Monitor
ThomasNet Industrial News Room - 5/20/2013 12:24:40 PM
the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, today confirmed that its EFM32 Gecko Cortex-M3 MCUs have been chosen by PIEPS GmbH for use in its top-of-the-range handheld avalanche transceiver, the PIEPS VECTOR. Frequent back-country travelers and ...
World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 3:15:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 – The World Bank launched today Phase II of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom, with an initial ...
Ghana’s SENG becomes first country affiliate of UN-led energy network
ghanabusinessnews.com - 5/21/2013 2:25:10 PM
The Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG) has become the first country affiliate of the global Energy Access Practitioner Network which is led by the United Nations Foundation. This was after SENG was officially launched in the capital ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
Eliminating point-of-service fees will be critical to improving access to health care for the world’s poor, Kim said today. “Anyone who has provided health care to poor people knows that even tiny out-of-pocket charges can drastically reduce ...
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Sets World Speed Record for Transatlantic Crossing by Solar Electric Vessel
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 11:24:24 PM
In 2012, Switzerland topped the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 released by the World Economic Forum for the fourth consecutive. “In Switzerland there is a history of cultivating innovation and design. Now that legacy has ...