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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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Pro-Tech Energy Solutions Receives PV Project of Distinction Award for Sullivan's Ledge Landfill Solar Project

Pro-Tech Energy Solutions recently completed a 1.7 megawatt solar installation on the capped Sullivan’s Ledge landfill in New Bedford, Mass. At the 2015 PV America East Conference held in Boston this month, Pro-Tech received the 2015 PV Project of Distinction Award, along with project partners BlueWave Capital and SunEdison. (full story)

Envision Solar CEO Will Discuss Latest Developments for Electric Vehicle Solar Chargers and Charging Stations on April ...

Envision Solar International, Inc., , the leading renewable energy Media, Branding and EV charging product company, announced today that its CEO Desmond Wheatley will speak on a panel concerning,... (full story)

LADWP’s Solar Energy Program Fails To Meet Goals, According To UCLA/USC Report

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's rooftop solar energy program has failed to meet its goals, with only a small fraction of the approved projects generating energy since the program began in 2012, according to a UCLA/USC report released today. (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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