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By Staff on Aug 24, 2010 with 5 responses

World’s Energy Resources & Consumption (Infographic)

Global economic recession drove energy consumption lower in 2009 — the first such decline since 1982. Take a look at the world’s energy consumption as a factor of renewable and non-renewable energy resources, courtesy of our friends at the Travel Insurance Blog.

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Energy Consumption & Resources

Source: Travel Insurance Blog


  1. By TheReviewer on August 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    woo, Qatar is on top of energy consuming countries.. I was wrong!

  2. By Joe on August 25, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I thought this was pretty cool, but finding two obvious errors makes me think that it wasn’t checked over and that I should not believe any of it.

  3. By Taswiz on July 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I am from Tasmania in Australia. I have just purchased a 10kw solar system. The prices are coming down but it isn’t really economic to choose to do as I have done. Still, we need to at least try and make a difference in our life choices.

  4. By Kit P on July 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Taswiz that seem like a large system unless you have a business. Can you let us know how much electricity it produces each month?

    “Still, we need to at least try and make a difference in our life choices.”

    Having lived in California I know many who share that philosophy but few ever both to check the results. Bite my tough so that I never suggest to the woman claims to care about the environment that she could hang cloths on a 50 cent cloths line to save energy.

    And break a nail?

  5. By picaflore on November 8, 2011 at 8:28 am

    There are alternative measures on the proportion of Renewables in total energy supply from IPCC – They estimate renewables contributed 13 percent of the total primary energy supply of around 490 Exajoules in 2008.

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