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
Natural gas consumption growth below average
MENAFN - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
The BP report said natural gas prices in Europe and Asia - including spot markets ... Russia and Colombia offsetting continued declines in mature provinces such as the UK and Norway, as well as unexpected outages in a number of other countries.
Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World
DAILY KOS - 5/23/2013 4:03:01 PM
There are Global Wind Day events all over the world where attendees can tour wind farms, take action, and much more. I encourage you to check out the website and find one near you. Together we can move beyond dirty fuels and secure a clean ...
Your chariot awaits! Electric vehicles, mobile gadgets and the future of American energy use
Northwestern University - 5/20/2013 3:34:57 AM
That per capita ... country here,” Dunand said. “It just happens that we use it all and then some more.” The three main sources of energy in the United States include coal, mainly for electricity; oil, for transportation; and natural gas, for ...
China's 2012 electricity consumption decelerates to 5.5%
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
In the year, the country added 87 million kw to its generation capacity, with total installed power generation capacity reaching 1.14 billion kw at the end of the year. It is worth noting that in 2012, China's service sector's electricity consumption grew ...
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Sets World Speed Record for Transatlantic Crossing by Solar Electric Vessel
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 10:55:46 PM
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 Switzerland’s MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, today announced a new speed record for a ... with stops in 28 countries. In 2012, PlanetSolar set five world records for a solar-powered boat ...
Grand Inga -- The World Bank's Latest Silver Bullet for Africa
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 7:04:20 PM
More than half of the electricity generated by Inga 3 would be exported to South Africa. The International Energy Agency has found that for most of Africa's rural poor, grid-based electrification is not a realistic option, and billions of dollars in aid ...
World's Largest Hydropower Plant on Track for 2015 Groundbreaking in DR Congo
Inhabitat - 5/22/2013 2:31:08 PM
Work on the world’s largest hydropower plant is expected to start in October ... the groups wrote that the energy is much more likely to be shipped down to South Africa and used by large mining companies.
Jirau - The World’s Largest Renewable CDM Project Obtains Registration At The United Nations
Newswire Today - 5/23/2013 4:03:01 PM
The Jirau hydropower plant is the largest renewable energy plant ever registered and ... the strong commitment of GDF SUEZ to develop renewable energy around the world and in Brazil.” The Jirau project is a key element in Brazil’s National Policy ...
Buildings in efficiency challenge cut energy use, save $58 million
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 5/23/2013 3:48:42 PM
Among the participants are key downtown buildings including the MGIC Building, BMO Harris Bank headquarters, US Bank tower and City Center at 735. Briggs is working to achieve a 24% drop in energy use from its engine research and development lab ...
Solar plane completes second leg of cross-country flight in Texas
Yahoo! News - 5/23/2013 5:43:13 PM
The flight set a new absolute world distance record in solar aviation ... Piccard piloted the first leg from California to Arizona, and Borschberg flew the second stretch to Texas. "This leg was particularly challenging because of fairly strong winds ...
New Pathian Optimal Building Pressure Control (POBPC®) Process Proven to Help Companies Reduce Overall Energy Usage by up to 30 Percent
PR Newswire - 5/23/2013 3:34:23 PM
CINCINNATI, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathian, an energy consultancy specializing in the optimization of complex mechanical systems for large and multi-unit facilities, announced that its Pathian Optimal Building Pressure Control (POBPC ®) process has ...
Where to Take a Tour of the World’s Power Plants
smithsonianmag.com - 5/23/2013 4:38:48 PM
In nations around the world, concerns have been growing about the greenhouse gas emissions that come from burning coal or natural gas for power. And after the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some countries worried about ...
World Bank pledges $1b to Africa’s great lakes region, targeting energy, roads, agriculture, cross-border trade, health, jobs
worldstagegroup.com - 5/23/2013 11:52:28 AM
On the first day of an historic joint United Nations/World Bank Group mission to the Great Lakes region, the World Bank Group announced $1 billion in proposed new funding to help countries in the region provide better health and education services ...
New Solar Cooker Could Greatly Improve Health In ‘Developing World’
CleanTechnica - 5/23/2013 3:55:51 PM
Here’s an exciting story about a promising-looking solar cooker that could significantly improve (and even save) the lives of people in the developing world, via Solar Love. A new solar cooker design, capable of cooking food, purifying water ...
Philips Urges U.S. Businesses and Governments to Embrace Energy Efficiency
Yahoo! Finance - 5/20/2013 12:24:40 PM
First, with the rapid rise in urban populations, predicted to reach almost 70 percent of global populations by 2050 1, residential users of energy, who account for approximately 40 percent of the world’s energy use 2, have the ability to ...