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
Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World
DAILY KOS - 5/23/2013 4:10:10 PM
The World Wind Energy Association recently announced that Iceland's move into wind energy makes it the 100th country to utilize wind power ... is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.
Wait continues for wireless energy consumption remedy
ZDNet - 5/22/2013 5:19:57 AM
"There is a big drive in the country to move away from the diesel generators and go to renewable. "Even if you're not looking at the cost of electricity, the environmental impact, in some areas of the world, you just don't have access to power.
Graph of the Day: Solar grid parity in 102 countries
reneweconomy.com.au - 5/24/2013 4:37:37 PM
Here’s an interesting graph used by Suntech’s Stuart Wenham (sourced from Applied Materials) during a presentation at the Solar 2013 conference in Melbourne on Thursday. It highlights the extent of “grid parity” for solar PV across the world – it ...
India Calls Dolphins ‘Non-Human Persons’, Bans In-Captivity Shows
The Epoch Times - 5/25/2013 9:41:15 AM
India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests, has banned public entertainment shows by captive dolphins calling it morally unacceptable. In a statement by the Central Zoo Authority, the Government of India has advised all state governments in ...
How Would the World Change if the International Energy Trade Transformed?
OilPrice - 5/21/2013 11:00:34 PM
However, that did not mean that national vulnerabilities to energy interruption had diminished. Today, by comparison, the US agricultural sector is worth about one percent of US GDP (depending on how it is measured), but the loss of a US food production ...
Energy policy is national security issue: Column
USA Today - 5/25/2013 9:55:34 AM
For decades Russia provided energy at significantly below-market prices to financial basket cases like Cuba and the Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe, which helped to keep those surrogates dependent while hiding the failure of their ...
When America Stops Importing Energy
New York Times - 5/23/2013 1:08:13 AM
You’ve probably heard by now about the American energy revolution. Breakthroughs in drilling technology have opened access to enough new oil and gas reserves in the United States to dramatically reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
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 energy is much more likely to be shipped down to South Africa and used by large mining companies.
World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 3:15:16 PM
Experts estimate that water consumption for energy generation will increase by 85 ... Phase II will enable the World Bank to offer more innovative advice to countries to help them tackle complex water security challenges. Phase II: Introduces a new multi ...
Shale may end US energy quest but not its Mid-East policy
Firstpost - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
The world’s biggest energy consumer may soon become the largest producer of hydrocarbons. In popular perception around the world, the US has kept its beak in the middle-east only for the oil. Billions of dollars have gone into wars and campaigns in the ...
China's energy demand to peak in 20 years: expert
china.org.cn - 5/25/2013 12:40:12 PM
The country's energy consumption will grow at an annualized pace of 4.5 percent in the next 20 years, with the accumulative demand for coal, oil and natural gas at 82.6 billion tonnes, 12 billion tonnes and 5.8 trillion cubic meters, respectively ...
Short-Term Bearish On Brent Prices, Exciting Long-Term Energy Outlook
Seeking Alpha - 5/24/2013 1:07:02 AM
This article is an update to the one I wrote almost two years ago: "Major Trends Point to Higher Crude Prices: Statoil to Benefit". In that article, I made a case for higher crude prices and Statoil (STO), my stock pick. Here I would compare those ...
Germany Should Cut Tax on Energy to Help Switch, BayWa Says
Bloomberg - 5/24/2013 4:08:59 PM
Germany should cut value-added tax levied on energy consumption to help cut household bills as the nation transitions to wind and solar generation from fossil fuels and nuclear, according to BayWa AG. (BYW6) Reducing VAT to 7 percent from 19 ...
Abengoa wins three new electricity transmission concessions for the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency
Yahoo! Finance - 5/13/2013 8:36:44 AM
- The project, worth approximately euro 1.0 billion, will enable part of the country's energy consumption to be supplied in an efficient and sustainable way. - Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, construction, maintenance and ...
Experts call for varied energy cuts
China Daily - 5/25/2013 4:19:08 AM
For resource rich and energy intensive regions, as energy intensive industries are expected to account for the majority of their economy in the long term, the main objective is to improve energy efficiency through technological upgrading. Even so ...