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 ...
China’s Coal Cap Policy Will Create More Clean Energy Jobs
CleanTechnica - 3/29/2015 7:28:49 AM
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 ...
Global energy needs presented at symposium
Norman Transcript - 3/29/2015 5:19:58 AM
"If we go on a global basis, the first thing you see is that on a average basis the energy consumption per ... energy demand of developed countries as being "absolutely flat." “This is quite an amazing trend in the world of energy that we expect ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Knesset goes solar; Israel’s parliament ‘greenest’
sdjewishworld.com - 3/29/2015 3:06:57 PM
On Sunday, March 29, the largest solar field in any parliament in the world was unveiled as one of the major ... which saves up to 60% of energy consumption compared to florescent lighting. During the month of March, some 1,500 photovoltaic panels have ...
Hilton Worldwide Celebrates its Commitment to Living Sustainably with Earth Hour Projects around the World
Busbyway - 3/26/2015 9:08:25 PM
“Managing natural resources and energy ... consumption by more than 10 percent. It became a global movement in 2008 with more than 50 million people participating, and today has become the largest grassroots environmental movement in the world with ...
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 ...
These maps show which countries use (and produce) most of our non-renewable energy resources
Global Post - 6/3/2014 5:19:39 PM
The countries in bold are also top petroleum producers ... According to the US Energy Information Administration, coal accounts for 28 percent of the world's energy consumption. In China, however, coal accounts for 70 percent of the energy consumed.
Earth Hour in Calgary comes and goes with no noticeable change in power consumption
Metro News - 3/29/2015 9:40:39 PM
The city’s largest power provider reported no reduction in electricity consumption during the 60-minute span on Saturday evening during which time people elsewhere across the world made a ... In the country’s largest city, there was a 3.5-per ...