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
Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy
CNet - 3/25/2015 5:24:43 AM
according to the World Economic Forum. Costa Rica, although small at just 4.87 million people, joins a growing number of countries relying on renewable energy. Iceland's electricity consumption is almost 100 percent covered by renewable energy. Paraguay ...
Why is Africa hiding under the Sun?
Ventures - 3/28/2015 11:40:33 AM
South Africa is the only country in the continent with a photovoltaic power ... terawatt-hours per year (TWh/y), which is nearly 200 times the present world electricity consumption of 18,000 TWh/y. The annual electricity consumption of sub-Saharan Africa ...
It is time for Africa to tap the solar power
REVE - 3/28/2015 6:14:15 PM
However, given the desperate need for electricity to drive development, some African countries are beginning to make ... per year (TWh/y), which is nearly 200 times the present world electricity consumption of 18,000 TWh/y. The annual electricity ...
China’s Coal Cap Policy Will Increase Country’s Clean Energy Jobs
eNews Park Forest - 3/26/2015 12:40:11 PM
Capping coal consumption will also bring huge investments into clean energy development ... About the China Coal Cap Project: As the world’s largest coal-consuming country, China not only faces domestic challenges from smog and other severe environmental ...
Cheap and versatile: ‘Notel’ provides North Koreans window to outside world
The Rakyat Post - 3/27/2015 8:09:58 PM
A US$50 (RM185) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government ... overcoming the twin barriers to foreign media consumption: surveillance and power outages. “If you were to design the perfect ...
Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040
The Atlantic - 12/3/2013 5:49:22 PM
Case in point: By 2040, the developing world will account for 65 percent of the ... Most of the growth in energy consumption will occur in countries like China and India that rely on carbon-polluting coal and other fossil fuels to generate electricity.
Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)
Wall Street Journal - 3/12/2015 11:55:21 PM
The U.S.—the country with the oldest and most developed hydrocarbon ... The world’s nuclear output is down from 6% of world energy consumption in 2003 to 4% today. It is forecast to inch back up to just 6.7% by 2035, according the Energy Information ...
Mexico Is Now On Board With Fighting Climate Change
Think Progress - 3/28/2015 12:23:30 PM
It registered these commitments, among others, with the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, making it the first developing country to formally ... its use of renewable energy to account for 20 percent of energy consumption by the same year.
Saudi Arabia's role in global energy markets is changing, paper finds
Phys.org - 3/27/2015 9:28:43 PM
Credit: thinkstockphotos.com/Rice University Saudi Arabia's role in global energy markets ... domestic oil consumption would double by 2025. Saudi Arabia's move also risks undermining its long-held geostrategic role, Krane said. "The world's 'swing ...
Poor Countries Need Relief From Climate Change. They Need Electricity More
Bloomberg - 11/25/2013 10:27:53 AM
From a development standpoint, electricity consumption in Africa is depressingly low ... But because use is incredibly skewed, the considerable majority of the world’s countries will have to increase their consumption to meet a 3,000 kwh goal.
The Most Energy-Efficient Countries
Forbes - 7/7/2008 8:54:00 AM
Next year in Copenhagen, world leaders will assemble and attempt to write ... consumed is likely to be a very energy-efficient economy. Conversely a country with huge energy consumption and relatively little GDP is unlikely to be efficient.
Earth Hour 2015: Millions To Switch Off Lights For Global Annual Event
International Business Times - 3/28/2015 6:39:54 AM
The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF ... several measurements of changes in electricity demand in 10 countries over six years and found that the Earth Hour events reduced electricity consumption by an average of 4 percent. In addition, the Earth Hour ...
KICKSTART WINNER ESTABLISHES RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY
Times of Swaziland - 3/25/2015 2:18:36 AM
MBABANE – In an effort to maximise renewable energy generation and promote responsible consumption of the scarce commodity ... into attaining its goal of being mutated into a First World country by 2022,” noted the MD who is currently pursuing a ...
Beijing Shuts Down Coal Power Plants as Air Pollution Costs Economy
News Week - 3/26/2015 8:22:29 AM
In 2014, coal accounted for around 64% of China’s total energy consumption, a figure the Chinese ... Shanghai and Guangzhou, the country’s three biggest cities. China is currently the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy sources, spending ...
Dynamics of electricity generation
The Frontier Post - 3/28/2015 6:39:54 AM
As agrarian consumption of water has the priority ... but through licensing their technology to developing countries looking for a new energy source. For that reason, nuclear power will be integral to the world energy mix for decades.