energy consumption

Public Finance for Fossil Fuels by Top 12 G20 Countries

In its latest report, Oil Change International shows how governments finance fossil fuel consumption. As mentioned, “Total public finance to fossil fuels – including finance for oil, gas, and coal from bilateral and multilateral sources – averaged $71.8 billion annually from 2013 to 2015, for a total of $215.3 billion over the three-year period. The [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: Map|Tags: , , |

India is Opec’s litmus test on oil demand growth – FT – 12/06/2017

South Asian nation pushes into renewables and electric cars.

Source:  FT, 2017/06/12

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Global energy consumption growth

BP just published its latest Statistical Review of World Energy. As noted: “Primary energy grew by just 1% (171 mtoe) in 2016, almost half the average rate seen over the previous 10 years. Some of this weakness reflected short-run factors: global GDP grew by just 3% last year, its slowest rate since 2002 – other [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Map|Tags: , |

Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings

In a recent academic report focusing on energy consumption in residential buildings, researchers recently published a benchmark of the breakdown of energy consumption by use in residential buildings. Whereas energy consumption is mainly used for space heating in the EU, the graph below shows that a high level of diversity exists across countries and regions.

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By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , |

U.S. Primary Energy Consumption vs. GDP

A recent report analyzed Sustainable Energy in America “Traditional energy sources are declining, while energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy are playing a larger role. Utilities are ramping up investments in electricity and natural gas transmission, helping to create a more reliable energy system. The U.S. economy is accomplishing more with less energy: GDP [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

China will quadruple energy vehicle annual output by 2020 – The Indian Express – 16/01/2017

In 2016, China produced 517,000 new energy vehicles. The country has been the world's top seller of such environment-friendly cars since 2015.

Source:  The Indian Express, 2017/01/16

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

China to cap 2017 energy consumption at 4.4 bln tonns coal equivalent – Reuters – 28/12/2016

China aims to cap total primary energy consumption at around 4.4 billion tons of coal equivalent in 2017, the director of the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Wednesday, close to 2016 levels as the country continues a push to use cleaner fuel. The world's biggest consumer of energy plans to lift the ratio of [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Africa: Experts Highlight Africa’s Energy Needs – – 06/12/2016

Sustainable Energy stakeholders have highlighted the need to scale and speed up support to sustainable energy in Africa's least developed countries, including Tanzania.

Source:, 2016/12/06

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

EU progress towards 2020 climate and energy targets

A recent report of the European Energy Agency (EEA) monitored the progress of the European Union against its climate and energy targets. It points out that: “Although the EU and its Member States are making good progress towards their short-term goals on climate and energy, efforts will need to be considerably increased to meet the [...]

Is energy consumption growth on a downward trend?

Source: BP. BP Energy Outlook to 2035, February 2016.

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , |