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VLQD: Guardian DataBlog: The world in energy statistics

by Sassafras Wed Jun 10th, 2009 at 05:45:26 PM EST

Guardian datablog is asking for feedback on these figures from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2009

The Statistical Review is used extensively by OPEC and others in the industry as a key text. This year's review shows coal consumption continuing to soar, especially in China, a 70% year-on-year increase in solar capacity and contains a host of other energy gems.

We've extracted the best bits for you - including the data below, which includes:

  • Where each country gets its energy from
  • Gas consumption and prices
  • Coal reserves

Let us know what you do with it.


And let us know, too!

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One (actually several) glaring omission(s) from the Primary table of primary energy consumption by fuel type

In this review, primary energy comprises commercially traded fuels only.  Excluded, therefore, are fuels such as wood, peat and animal waste that, though important in many countries, are unreliably documented in terms of consumpion statistics.  Also excluded are wind, geothermal and solar power generation.

(My emphasis.)

by Sassafras on Wed Jun 10th, 2009 at 06:24:24 PM EST
Yes we honor the BP stats, BP, formerly British Petroleum, now Beyond Petroleum, and soon to be Beyond Pelief.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Jun 10th, 2009 at 07:00:50 PM EST
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