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.
Electricity: World Bank to assist Nigeria generate 2,000MW
Punch - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The World Bank has said it will help Nigeria to generate additional 2,000 megawatts of electricity in the next two years through support to independent power producers. The Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank, Ms. Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly ...
Your chariot awaits! Electric vehicles, mobile gadgets and the future of American energy use
Northwestern University - 5/20/2013 3:34:57 AM
America’s energy consumption per capita has taken the honors for the highest in the world. For the last three years, consumption in the U.S. has flattened because of the economic crisis, but still, compared with Europe and developed countries in Asia ...
US shale boom shapes international energy markets
fuelfix.com - 5/22/2013 4:11:21 PM
The answers raise fundamental economic questions, panelists said. “Clearly, I believe that everyone should have access to electricity,” said Curtis Chin, a senior fellow at the Asian institute of Technology. “But that is not the same thing ...
Increased Energy Efficiency Could Cut Wireless Data Power Consumption by 90%
greenoptimistic.com - 5/22/2013 6:41:41 PM
Take a look at your mobile device. Other than worrying about battery life and data plan overages, have you ever thought about the energy efficiency [or lack thereof] of the network itself? In our ever-increasingly connected world, many have come ...
China power consumption up 6.8% in April
SteelGuru - 5/23/2013 4:21:30 AM
According to statistics released by the National Energy Administration, China's electricity consumption reached 416.5 terawatt hours in April this year, up 6.8% compared to the same period of last year. In the first four months of this year, the country ...
Grand Inga -- The World Bank's Latest Silver Bullet for Africa
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 7:04:20 PM
The enthusiasm of the World Bank and other funders for mega-dams has a long history. Over the past 40 years, donors have poured billions of dollars into dams and associated transmission lines on the Congo River. The projects have been plagued by rampant ...
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 ... that would be generated at the 4800 MW Inga 3 plant at Inga Falls on the Congo River. Preliminary reports show that a series of dams on this section of the river would ...
US Energy Revolution Gathers Pace
CNBC - 5/18/2013 8:52:17 AM
The growing role of the U.S. 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 ...
It’s not Utopian: 100% renewable electricity is here
link2portal.com - 5/20/2013 7:45:29 AM
Meanwhile, there is plenty of potential for demand reduction. A 2011 PriceWaterhouseCooper scenario for 100% renewable electricity recommended that Europe work together to ...
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Sets World Speed Record for Transatlantic Crossing by Solar Electric Vessel
Digital Journal - 5/19/2013 4:07:45 PM
Switzerland’s MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat ... The Swiss solar powered boat’s energy consumption had to be carefully managed in order to maintain an efficient speed and reach St. Martin in less than 26 days.
When America Stops Importing Energy
New York Times - 5/23/2013 1:08:13 AM
Energy-rich countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia or Venezuela could be in serious trouble. Higher prices and market power have allowed their rulers to boost their domestic popularity with subsidies ... Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq together ...
Philips Urges U.S. Businesses and Governments to Embrace Energy Efficiency
Daily Finance - 5/20/2013 1:00:27 PM
LED-based lighting technologies provide buildings with superior ... and on Corporate Knights 2013 'Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' List, Philips' commitment to sustainability is recognized globally. Philips today further strengthened ...
U.S. Military Seeks to Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Footprint Through Aggressive Push Into Renewable Energy
Daily Beast - 5/21/2013 3:58:13 PM
The U.S. Department of Defense, the world ... energy bill, and it has a carbon footprint roughly three times the size of retailer giant Walmart. That same year the DoD consumed over 5 billion gallons of oil. The extreme energy use stems ...
Africa: World Bank Announces U.S.$1 Billion Pledge to Africa's Great Lakes Region, Targeting Energy, Roads, Agriculture, Cross-Border Trade, Health, and Jobs
AllAfrica - 5/22/2013 2:59:46 PM
countries of the Great Lakes region have had extremely high levels of poverty and very low levels of key services such as access to electricity. Yields from agriculture also are typically quite low. A key part of the World Bank Group’s development ...