|Rank||Country||Electricity - consumption (billion kWh)|
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
Why Are OPEC Countries Abandoning Oil Consumption?
The Motley Fool - 5/17/2013 1:43:58 AM
has stated that if the country does not fundamentally change its electricity production or consumption, the country could expect to consume as much as 8 million barrels per day of liquid fuel -- oil or natural gas liquids -- by 2030. The United ...
Renewable-energy consumption by state.
Slate - 5/17/2013 1:11:10 PM
Hydro continued to be the overwhelmingly dominant source of renewable power consumed nationwide, accounting for 67 percent of the total, followed by wind with 25 percent, geothermal with 4.5 percent, and solar with 3.5 percent. The new EIA data ...
Can poop save the world? Absolutely, says scientist David Walter-Toews
New York Daily News - 5/17/2013 6:54:46 PM
David Waltner-Toews, author of 'The Origin of Feces,' takes a lighthearted look at how excrement can be used for serious scientific purposes. If we see human and other animal excrement as part of a dynamic flux of energy, resources and life, it ...
India retains fifth position in global wind energy market
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/18/2013 9:49:33 AM
NEW DELHI: Despite poor pace of capacity addition in the states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra , India retained its position in top five world wind energy markets in 2012. India remained third largest market for new ...
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 ...
OAS study says countries should consider decriminalizing drug use
Los Angeles Times - 5/17/2013 9:32:15 PM
Mark Kleiman, a UCLA public policy professor, said policies should be retooled to focus on alleviating the violence and health damage caused by drug use, not on the flow of drugs. “We’re in a completely unsustainable situation,” Kleiman said.
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Sets World Speed Record for Transatlantic Crossing by Solar Electric Vessel
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 11:24:24 PM
An initiative from Switzerland brings the world’s largest solar boat to the united states in June ... potential of solar energy by accomplishing the first around the world tour only powered by the sun, PlanetSolar is now touring the world to illustrate ...
Facelift Access Hire: simple innovations for big energy savings
The Guardian - 5/16/2013 8:57:38 PM
Facelift Access Hire is reaping the benefits of cutting its energy use, having reduced its carbon footprint by 403 tonnes year on year by making a series of simple yet effective changes. These include everything from low carbon vehicles to paperless ...
United Nations Foundation Welcomes Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana
San Francisco Gate - 5/15/2013 6:28:30 PM
The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). SENG is a ...
U.S. Energy Policy Should Take a Lesson From Germany’s Energiewende
Bloomberg - 5/15/2013 6:49:59 PM
“Energiewende” may not be a household word in the United States today, but U.S. citizens and policymakers are likely to hear more about it. It’s the name of Germany's ambitious energy transformation, which aims to move the country to at ...
Philips Urges U.S. Businesses and Governments to Embrace Energy Efficiency
businesswire.com - 5/20/2013 11:48:52 AM
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 6 th Annual EE Global Forum, the premier international energy efficiency ... For residential applications, today’s LED bulbs offer high-quality light, but use 80-90 percent less energy and last more than 20 times ...
Cloud Energy Spent More on 4G and Wi-Fi Than Data Centers
midsizeinsider.com - 5/20/2013 2:26:21 PM
When you think of high cloud energy consumption, the image of the crowded and stuffy data center likely comes to mind. However, new research from AT&T's Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne has revealed that traditional data centers only account for 9 ...
Energy Efficiency Could Cut Wireless Data Power Demand 90% By 2020
CleanTechnica - 5/20/2013 3:02:09 PM
An influx of smart phones has expanded wireless networks to the point that everyone, everywhere seems able to access the cloud. But looming mobile data needs cast a long shadow over electrical consumption – one that could quadruple global ...
A powerful use for spoiled food
Los Angeles Times - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
The supermarket giant is considering similar technologies for ... garbage by putting less food out on display and even composting leftover products. Northern California chain Andronico's Community Market sells aesthetically marred but still edible produce ...
NSA's Utah data center faces unexpected energy tax
datacenterdynamics.com - 5/20/2013 5:18:09 PM
State of Utah officials are in discussions with the US National Security Agency (NSA) about an unexpected multimillion-dollar annual tax the agency may have to pay to the state for energy use of its massive new data center there. The federal agency is ...