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Worldwide energy consumption in 1999 was 377 quadrillion BTUs, which is approximately 92.5 quintillion kWh. Solar energy accounts for less than 0.01% of that amount.

Renewable Energy News

Thai Solar Energy Pcl (SET:TSE) Trades First Day on Thailand's MAI

BANGKOK, Oct 30, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Thai Solar Energy Pcl, or TSE, started stock trading on the SET's MAI (Market for Alternative Investment) on Oct 30th, confident following a positive investors' response backed by the company's business potential. Executives emphasized strengthening Thai Solar Energy, aiming for more government-sponsored solar energy projects. Bualuang Securities Pcl, TSE ... (full story)

New York State’s First Solar Landfill Complete

OnForce Solar, a leading provider of solar energy systems, announced that they have completed construction on a large-scale, 2.364 MW solar array built on 13 acres of a decommissioned, capped landfill in West Nyack for the Town of Clarkstown. (full story)

Joule Solar Energy Introduces New Website, New Way to Look at Solar Power

New Orleans, LA / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2014 / Residential and commercial solar power provider Joule Solar Energy announces the launch of its brand new website. Interested homeowners and businesses ... (full story)

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Estimated Worldwide energy consumption so far this year
(1 kWh = 3413BTU)

1999 World Production of Primary Energy (Quadrillion (10x15) Btu)
Petroleum 149.70
Natural Gas 87.31
Coal 84.90
Hydroelectric 27.10
Nuclear 25.25
Geothermal, solar, wind, wood waste 2.83
Source: US DOE EIA