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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.

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Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces. President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress want laws to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but Republicans, who hold the majority in the House of ... (full story)

Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry

ATLANTA | Georgia's 225 percent increase in jobs related to the solar energy industry is the highest in the nation as it plays catch-up to other states. (full story)

Saudi Energy to showcase fresh technologies, new equipment

Arrangements are being made for Saudi Energy 2014, a major show on electricity, power generation, alternative energy, water technology and lighting, being held in Riyadh on May 26. The event gets a boost with the Kingdom’s announcement of its plans to invest $109 billion to produce 41 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy by 2032 Supported by the Ministry of Water and Electricity and organized by ... (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




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