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Energy > Electricity > Production by source > Fossil fuel: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Thermal electricity generation involves heating water to produce steam which in turn causes turbines to rotate and generate electricity. If the water is heated by coal or oil, the electricity is both thermal and generated from fossil fuels. If the water is heated by nuclear energy or geothermal heat sources, the electricity is not generated from fossil fuels.

">In response to gpastor@imf.org:

The term "fossil fuel" refers to fuels containing hydrocarbons (molecules made of hydrogen and carbon) such as oil, coal and natural gas as well as refined products produced from these including petrol, diesel, kerosine and methane. The name fossil fuels is given to these fuels as the are believed to have formed from the ancient remains of plant and animal material.

Thermal electricity generation involves heating water to produce steam which in turn causes turbines to rotate and generate electricity. If the water is heated by coal or oil, the electricity is both thermal and generated from fossil fuels. If the water is heated by nuclear energy or geothermal heat sources, the electricity is not generated from fossil fuels.

DEFINITION: The percentage share of electricity generated from each energy source. These are fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, and other (solar, geothermal, and wind).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 East Timor 100% 2003
=1 Saint Helena 100% 2003
=1 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 100% 2003
=1 Liberia 100% 2003
=1 Vanuatu 100% 2003
=1 Nauru 100% 2003
=1 Virgin Islands 100% 2003
=1 Bahrain 100% 2003
=1 Libya 100% 2003
=1 Turks and Caicos Islands 100% 2003
=1 Barbados 100% 2003
=1 American Samoa 100% 2003
=1 Gibraltar 100% 2003
=1 Netherlands Antilles 100% 2003
=1 Hong Kong 100% 2003
=1 Sierra Leone 100% 2003
=1 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 100% 2003
=1 Qatar 100% 2003
=1 Maldives 100% 2003
=1 Senegal 100% 2003
=1 Martinique 100% 2003
=1 Guadeloupe 100% 2003
=1 French Guiana 100% 2003
=1 Botswana 100% 2003
=1 The Gambia 100% 2003
=1 Aruba 100% 2003
=1 Saudi Arabia 100% 2003
=1 Cape Verde 100% 2003
=1 The Bahamas 100% 2003
=1 Oman 100% 2003
=1 Greenland 100% 2003
=1 Niue 100% 2003
=1 Yemen 100% 2003
=1 West Bank 100% 2003
=1 Macau 100% 2003
=1 United Arab Emirates 100% 2003
=1 Guam 100% 2003
=1 Eritrea 100% 2003
=1 Solomon Islands 100% 2003
=1 Saint Lucia 100% 2003
=1 Cyprus 100% 2003
=1 Mongolia 100% 2003
=1 Bermuda 100% 2003
=1 Somalia 100% 2003
=1 Cook Islands 100% 2003
=1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 100% 2003
=1 Tonga 100% 2003
=1 Western Sahara 100% 2003
=1 Cayman Islands 100% 2003
=1 British Virgin Islands 100% 2003
=1 Chad 100% 2003
=1 Tokelau 100% 2003
=1 Niger 100% 2003
=1 Brunei 100% 2003
=1 Kiribati 100% 2003
=1 Guinea-Bissau 100% 2003
=1 Grenada 100% 2003
=1 Seychelles 100% 2003
=1 Djibouti 100% 2003
=1 Antigua and Barbuda 100% 2003
=1 Malta 100% 2003
=1 Kuwait 100% 2003
=1 Montserrat 100% 2003
=1 Singapore 100% 2003
=65 Turkmenistan 99.9% 2003
=65 Israel 99.9% 2003
=67 Estonia 99.8% 2003
=67 Trinidad and Tobago 99.8% 2003
69 Algeria 99.7% 2003
=70 Belarus 99.5% 2003
=70 Tunisia 99.5% 2003
=72 Jordan 99.4% 2003
=72 Guyana 99.4% 2003
74 Puerto Rico 99.2% 2003
75 Marshall Islands 99% 2003
76 Togo 98.7% 2003
77 Iraq 98.4% 2003
78 Poland 98.1% 2003
79 Lebanon 97.2% 2003
80 Iran 97.1% 2003
81 Jamaica 96.8% 2003
82 Ireland 95.9% 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 95.84% 2003
83 Morocco 95.4% 2003
84 Greece 94.5% 2003
85 Equatorial Guinea 94.3% 2003
86 Cuba 93.9% 2003
87 Bangladesh 93.7% 2003
88 South Africa 93.5% 2003
89 Dominican Republic 92% 2003
90 Thailand 91.3% 2003
=91 Mauritius 90.8% 2003
=91 Australia 90.8% 2003
=93 Moldova 90.6% 2003
=93 Comoros 90.6% 2003
95 Netherlands 89.9% 2003
96 Azerbaijan 89.7% 2003
97 Malaysia 89.5% 2003
98 Uzbekistan 88.2% 2003
99 Indonesia 86.9% 2003
100 Mauritania 85.9% 2003
101 Kazakhstan 84.3% 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 84.11% 2003
102 Nicaragua 83.9% 2003
103 Denmark 82.7% 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 82.65% 2003
104 India 81.7% 2003
=105 Ecuador 81% 2003
=105 Egypt 81% 2003
107 China 80.2% 2003
108 Turkey 79.3% 2003
109 Mexico 78.7% 2003
110 Italy 78.6% 2003
Tourist destinations average (profile) 76.35% 2003
111 New Caledonia 76.3% 2003
112 Czech Republic 76.1% 2003
113 United Kingdom 73.8% 2003
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 72.51% 2003
=114 Taiwan 71.4% 2003
=114 United States 71.4% 2003
116 Kenya 71% 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 70.86% 2003
117 Burkina Faso 69.9% 2003
118 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 69.3% 2003
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 68.94% 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 68.84% 2003
119 Pakistan 68.8% 2003
120 Cambodia 65% 2003
121 Portugal 64.5% 2003
122 Russia 64.3% 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 63.8% 2003
failed states average (profile) 63.59% 2003
123 Serbia and Montenegro 62.9% 2003
124 Romania 62.5% 2003
=125 South Korea 62.4% 2003
=125 Faroe Islands 62.4% 2003
=127 Nigeria 61.9% 2003
=127 Cote d'Ivoire 61.9% 2003
129 Germany 61.8% 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 61.34% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 61.23% 2003
130 French Polynesia 60.7% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 60.48% 2003
131 Haiti 60.3% 2003
132 Hungary 60.1% 2003
133 Japan 60% 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 59.94% 2003
134 Belize 59.9% 2003
European Union average (profile) 59.19% 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 58.8% 2003
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 58.46% 2003
=135 Swaziland 58% 2003
=135 Svalbard 58% 2003
=135 Samoa 58% 2003
138 Syria 57.6% 2003
139 Luxembourg 57.3% 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 56.36% 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 56.2% 2003
Eastern Europe average (profile) 56.16% 2003
South Asia average (profile) 56.12% 2003
140 Philippines 55.6% 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 55.59% 2003
141 Reunion 55.5% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 54.86% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 54.54% 2003
142 Papua New Guinea 54.1% 2003
143 Bosnia and Herzegovina 53.5% 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 52.5% 2003
144 Argentina 52.2% 2003
145 Sudan 52.1% 2003
Europe average (profile) 52.06% 2003
146 Guatemala 51.9% 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 51.85% 2003
147 Sri Lanka 51.7% 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) 51.07% 2003
148 Spain 50.4% 2003
149 Honduras 50.2% 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 49.02% 2003
150 Ukraine 48.6% 2003
151 Bulgaria 47.8% 2003
152 Dominica 47.1% 2003
=153 Zimbabwe 47% 2003
=153 Chile 47% 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 45.8% 2003
155 Guinea 45.5% 2003
=156 Bolivia 44.4% 2003
=156 Burma 44.4% 2003
158 El Salvador 44% 2003
159 Vietnam 43.7% 2003
160 Armenia 42.3% 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 41.94% 2003
161 Mali 41.7% 2003
162 Sao Tome and Principe 41.2% 2003
163 San Marino 41.18% 2003
164 Finland 39% 2003
165 Belgium 38.4% 2003
166 Panama 37% 2003
167 Angola 36.4% 2003
168 Afghanistan 36.3% 2003
169 Madagascar 36.1% 2003
170 Slovenia 35.2% 2003
171 Gabon 34.5% 2003
172 Croatia 33.6% 2003
173 Venezuela 31.7% 2003
174 New Zealand 31.6% 2003
175 Slovakia 30.3% 2003
176 Austria 29.3% 2003
177 Latvia 29.1% 2003
178 North Korea 29% 2003
179 Canada 28% 2003
180 Colombia 26% 2003
181 Suriname 25.2% 2003
182 Central African Republic 19.8% 2003
183 Georgia 19.7% 2003
184 Tanzania 18.9% 2003
185 Fiji 18.5% 2003
186 Lithuania 16.5% 2003
187 Peru 14.5% 2003
188 Benin 14.2% 2003
189 Nepal 8.5% 2003
190 Brazil 8.3% 2003
191 France 8.2% 2003
192 Kyrgyzstan 7.6% 2003
193 Ghana 5% 2003
194 Sweden 4% 2003
195 Malawi 3.3% 2003
=196 Albania 2.9% 2003
=196 Mozambique 2.9% 2003
198 Cameroon 2.7% 2003
199 Rwanda 2.3% 2003
200 Tajikistan 1.9% 2003
201 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.8% 2003
202 Costa Rica 1.5% 2003
203 Laos 1.4% 2003
=204 Ethiopia 1.3% 2003
=204 Switzerland 1.3% 2003
206 Uganda 0.9% 2003
207 Uruguay 0.7% 2003
208 Burundi 0.6% 2003
209 Zambia 0.5% 2003
210 Norway 0.4% 2003
211 Congo, Republic of the 0.3% 2003
=212 Bhutan 0.1% 2003
=212 Iceland 0.1% 2003
=214 Wallis and Futuna 0.0 2003
=214 Liechtenstein 0.0 2003
=214 Andorra 0.0 2003
=214 Guernsey 0.0 2003
=214 Norfolk Island 0.0 2003
=214 Paraguay 0.0 2003
=214 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0 2003
=214 Mayotte 0.0 2003
=214 Namibia 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Energy > Electricity > Production by source > Fossil fuel. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Electricity/Production-by-source/Fossil-fuel

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Thermal electricity generation involves heating water to produce steam which in turn causes turbines to rotate and generate electricity. If the water is heated by coal or oil, the electricity is both thermal and generated from fossil fuels. If the water is heated by nuclear energy or geothermal heat sources, the electricity is not generated from fossil fuels.

">In response to gpastor@imf.org:

The term "fossil fuel" refers to fuels containing hydrocarbons (molecules made of hydrogen and carbon) such as oil, coal and natural gas as well as refined products produced from these including petrol, diesel, kerosine and methane. The name fossil fuels is given to these fuels as the are believed to have formed from the ancient remains of plant and animal material.

Thermal electricity generation involves heating water to produce steam which in turn causes turbines to rotate and generate electricity. If the water is heated by coal or oil, the electricity is both thermal and generated from fossil fuels. If the water is heated by nuclear energy or geothermal heat sources, the electricity is not generated from fossil fuels.

Posted on 04 Apr 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

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