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
... does not fundamentally change its electricity production or consumption, the country could expect to consume as much as 8 million barrels per day of liquid fuel -- oil or natural gas liquids -- by 2030. The United Arab Emirates is also home ...
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 ...
US energy revolution gathers pace
Financial Times - 5/17/2013 9:07:47 AM
... 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 both ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Sets World Speed Record for Transatlantic Crossing by Solar Electric Vessel
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 10:55:46 PM
... docking at the ports the ship transforms into an educational platform to share the excitement and the potential of solar power. A Global Ambassador for Renewable Energy from Switzerland Switzerland’s MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the world’s biggest ...
United Nations Foundation Welcomes Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana
San Francisco Gate - 5/15/2013 6:28:30 PM
The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). SENG is a ...
Iran NRI hosts first wind energy conference, exhibition
Presstv - 5/19/2013 3:17:39 PM
During the conference, Vice President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah talked about Iran’s advancements in the field of Combined Heat and Power (CHP ... of its budget to invest in wind and solar energy.
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 ...
A powerful use for spoiled food
Los Angeles Times - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Though many grocery stores have tried to cut down on food waste and experiment with ... The contraption essentially functions as a multi-story stomach. Inside, devoid of oxygen, bacteria munch away on the liquid refuse, naturally converting it into methane ...
India retains fifth position in global wind energy market
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 9:49:33 AM
Following the recent exercise of unbundling various services like charging for privileged seats, meals and excess baggage, several airlines put a price on seat selection. Countries such as India have a unique opportunity to pioneer a path that leads the ...
EU Should Scrap Energy Subsidies to Fight Warming, Poland Says
Bloomberg - 5/17/2013 11:23:48 AM
The European Union should scrap fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies and set a target to cut oil imports to remain the leader in the fight against global warming, according to Poland’s environment minister. Poland wants to keep energy ...
U.S. oil boom causing energy upheaval
CNN Money - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
The rise of U.S. shale gas and Canadian oil sands production is reshaping global energy markets. Booming North American oil production is reshaping world markets and will help satisfy the growing thirst for oil in the developing world, according ...
‘Poor countries lagging in modern contraceptive use’
The Hindu - 5/18/2013 6:24:57 PM
Poorest countries within the developing world lag far behind higher ... Eastern Africa (31 to 46 per cent), Southern Africa (75 to 83 per cent), Southeast Asia (64 to 72 per cent), Central America (71 to 77 per cent) and South America (73 ...