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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

First Nationwide Bulk Purchase Program Will Expand Access to Clean Solar Energy

The Solar Community initiative, the first nationwide bulk solar purchase program launched today to give homeowners across the US and Canada easy access to more affordable, clean, renewable energy – one of the most effective actions individuals can take to address climate change. (full story)

Israel gives solar energy projects green light - in West Bank settlements, too

Political quarrels put to rest, after Lapid relents on clause he argued would set precedent enabling other businesses to argue for equal protection, as there was no justification for offering such backing only for businesses in the West Bank. (full story)

By 2018, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market to Surpass US$145.9 billion: Transparency Market Research

Albany, NY -- As governments and the industry focus on harnessing the maximum potential of solar energy in view of mounting energy demand, the solar photovoltaic (PV) installation market will receive a ... (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