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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, 2014See also: Electricity - consumption map
Kenya Ranked Among Top Ten Countries in Renewable Energy Investments
AllAfrica - 11/24/2015 6:47:34 AM
Kenya has been ranked among the top ten countries in the world that have made significant ... Data from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) shows that geothermal power consumption rose to a record high of 402.1 million units in October accounting ...
Côte d’Ivoire: Three African countries on world solar energy consumption ranking
panapress.com - 11/19/2015 7:25:07 PM
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – South Africa, Cape Verde and Mauritius are the top three African countries on the world solar energy consumption ranking this year. According to a communiqué issued by SolarSuperState, which carried out the ranking ...
Rich Countries Don’t Want Coal
Slate - 11/23/2015 10:52:08 AM
And we are increasingly seeing that wealthy cities, states, and countries—which value clean air, public health, and emissions reductions over cheap electricity ... coal consumption. That percentage is climbing with each passing month. A world in ...
Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world
The Guardian - 11/23/2015 2:26:53 PM
most of the world’s energy consumption involves directly burning fossil fuels, such as oil for transport, coal for making steel and cement industries and gas for heating. Despite recent improvements in some countries in procuring energy from renewables ...
Coal Use to Decrease, Replaced by Natural Gas, Renewables in Developed Countries, Report Predicts
The Street - 11/24/2015 2:54:20 PM
The use of coal is projected to decrease in several OECD countries ... Energy Agency. The power generation sector is expected to lead the way towards a decarbonized energy system. Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency released the World ...
Climate debate: measure emissions by consumption, not production
Australian Financial Review - 11/25/2015 1:12:56 PM
To date, measures commonly been used to scale countries' emissions for comparisons ... Instead, we believe that emissions should be measured by consumption rather than production. When it comes to energy security, we need to understand how our future ...
Climate pledges: A look at what different countries are doing
Japan Times - 11/22/2015 8:51:38 AM
Those countries account for about 93 percent of the world population and are responsible for roughly ... The world’s most populous nation will boost the share of non-fossil fuel in primary energy consumption from 11.2 percent in 2014 to 20 percent ...
A Surprising Look At Oil Consumption
Seeking Alpha - 11/25/2015 12:34:09 AM
The country has increased oil consumption 6.5 percent per year since 1985. Most of the rest of the world has not seen the consumption ... The takeaway is that China could be a buyer on global energy markets next year, importing bigger volumes as it seeks ...
China’s Investment in Renewable Energy Surpasses Europe, U.S. Combined
PennEnergy - 11/25/2015 1:20:05 PM
“It is also necessary to change the consumer consumption habits ... and has built a large number of solar farms in the Gobi Desert. The country has become the world’s largest wind power producer, deploying thousands of turbines in western China ...
Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040
The Atlantic - 12/2/2013 11:55:38 PM
Much of the increase in the developing world’s energy use comes from population ... But compounding the problem is that energy consumption per person is predicted to rise as well in the developing countries as they grow richer and their citizens covet ...
What Goes Up Is Going Down: More on China's Coal Consumption
The Huffington Post - 11/23/2015 5:01:23 AM
Detailed analysis by BNEF (paywall) shows that cumulatively, China's coal demand between 2000-2012 was revised upwards by 7% in physical terms and 11% in energy terms ... having fallen 40% since then; World coal consumption peaked in 2013, declined ...
Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency
IT News Africa - 11/20/2015 9:22:38 AM
In some countries, including South Africa ... Aside from the pressing need to optimise energy consumption in order to reduce electricity cost and demand, one of the biggest challenges organisations around the world currently face is to achieve ...
Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals
Chippewa Herald - 11/24/2015 6:54:44 AM
ending weeks of uncertainty over the eurozone country's political future. Costa's Socialists headed an anti-austerity alliance of leftist lawmakers that two weeks ago unseated a center-right government that had been in power for 11 days. That government ...
Non-hydro renewable sources to dominate Brazil’s power sector by 2025
Renewable Energy Focus - 11/24/2015 4:13:05 PM
Chatterjee explains: “Brazil’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world ... driving increased consumption. “Brazil generates power from a diverse range of sources, with hydropower accounting for the majority of the country’s requirements.
New think tanks could drive "energy revolution": academic
Xinhua News Agency - 11/25/2015 10:13:59 AM
China lags behind developed countries in the energy sector, relying on imported core ... for about 66 percent of national primary energy consumption, 35 percentage points higher than the world average. BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese academic ...