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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.
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 ...
Renewable energy continues to gain support in South Korea
hydrogenfuelnews.com - 5/25/2013 3:46:19 PM
South Korea has been making moves to establish itself as a leading power in the realm of renewable energy. The country recently began adopting hydrogen fuel and solar energy more aggressively ... by establishing the highest price for carbon emissions ...
Electricity: World Bank to assist Nigeria generate 2,000MW
Punch - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank, Ms. Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly ... private sector financing through independent power producers. This is the second area of our engagement. “We hope that in the next four years, we would have contributed ...
Energy economics: What's next for gas prices?
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/25/2013 1:51:47 PM
Mark Thoma: I think the ethanol mandate is economically feasible in the sense that it could persist, but I don’t think it’s the best way to address our reliance on imported energy or the environmental issues associated with energy use.
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 ...
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.
Energy policy is national security issue: Column
USA Today - 5/25/2013 9:55:34 AM
(Photo: Dominion via AP) The most important benefit that could emerge from the U.S. domestic oil and gas boom may be the one least recognized so far: increased international peace and security. The U.S. does not use energy as a bargaining tool ...
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.
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 ...
Five Customers Received National Recognition From American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) for Reducing Their Energy Consumption
Digital Journal - 5/23/2013 4:03:01 PM
The program encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent or more over a 12-month period in support of the goals of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR ® Challenge. As a result of the POBPC ...
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 ...
World Bank's $1bn Pledge Targets Energy, Jobs For Africa
ModernGhana - 5/22/2013 4:47:09 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 ...
Energy Efficiency in Tunisia: Promoting Industry While Protecting the Environment
The World Bank Group - 5/23/2013 8:39:12 AM
A successful project to encourage solar water heaters (managed by the World Bank and financed by the GEF) raised the possibility of applying similar energy conservation strategies in the industrial sector. More efficient use of energy would help companies ...