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
The first thought that comes to mind with OPEC is oil. This collection of countries is responsible for over 40% of all oil production around the world. For many of these countries, oil is far and away the largest source of governmental revenue.
US energy revolution gathers pace
Financial Times - 5/17/2013 9:07:47 AM
The growing role of the US in world energy markets was underlined on Friday as the Obama administration approved wider exports of liquefied natural gas and international companies committed billions of dollars for new infrastructure. The developments were ...
Renewable-energy consumption by state.
Slate - 5/17/2013 1:11:10 PM
California and Texas might be leading the nation’s rollout of solar and wind power, respectively, but Washington, where hydroelectric dams provide over 60 percent of the state’s energy, was the country’s biggest user of renewable power in ...
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, it ...
Could fracking in China be a climate game changer?
CNN - 5/19/2013 10:59:57 AM
For more What in the World, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Global Public Square staff We have been thinking about an idea in the opinion pages of the New York Times to tackle one of the great challenges of our times ...
OAS study says countries should consider decriminalizing drug use
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
BOGOTA, Colombia — The Organization of American States said Friday that countries should consider decriminalizing drug use, a shift backed by several Latin American leaders but opposed by the United States. Decriminalization could be one of ...
India retains fifth position in global wind energy market
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 11:29:46 AM
NEW DELHI: Despite poor pace of capacity addition in the states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra , India retained its position in top five world wind energy markets in 2012. India remained third largest market for new turbines in ...
World Energy Solutions Announces Record Q1 Revenue and Backlog
NASDAQ - 5/14/2013 1:00:25 PM
which includes capitalization of internal-use software development costs. Management uses these non-GAAP measures for internal reporting and bank reporting purposes. World Energy provides these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to GAAP ...
Energy bills 'could overtake mortgages in five years’
Daily Telegraph - 5/19/2013 5:59:18 AM
“In fact, given that interest rates are low and look like staying that way it could easily be the case that over the next five to 10 years we’ll see energy ... When did that become a sensible activity?” he said. He said customers could ...
Facelift Access Hire: simple innovations for big energy savings
The Guardian - 5/16/2013 8:57:38 PM
Facelift Access Hire is reaping the benefits of cutting its energy use, having reduced its carbon footprint by 403 tonnes year on year by making a series of simple yet effective changes. These include everything from low carbon vehicles to paperless ...
A powerful use for spoiled food
Los Angeles Times - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
What happens to the 40% of food produced but never eaten in the U.S. each year, the mounds of perfect fruit passed over by grocery store shoppers, the tons of meat and milk left to expire? At Ralphs, one of the oldest and largest supermarket chains on the ...
United Nations Foundation Welcomes Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana
San Francisco Gate - 5/15/2013 5:59:52 PM
The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable ... the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana will be part of a global organization promoting the adoption and use of sustainable energy solutions for electrification.
U.S. Energy Policy Should Take a Lesson From Germany’s Energiewende
Bloomberg - 5/15/2013 6:49:59 PM
“Energiewende” may not be a household word in the United States today, but U.S. citizens and policymakers are likely to hear more about it. It’s the name of Germany's ambitious energy transformation, which aims to move the country to at ...
Amanpour to girls: It's time to power the world
CNN - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Christiane Amanpour The United Nations, the World Bank and any organization you can think of say that an educated girl is a girl who can get a job, become a breadwinner ... and write and do basic math for accounting -- that is how the world ...
GVSU energy center to use state grant to study solar energy installations in the Muskegon area
MLive.com - 5/15/2013 5:59:52 PM
The Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers grant put solar photovoltaic panels on some houses to generate electricity while others were equipped with solar hot air and hot water systems ... together can help installers of solar systems design the ...