Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
DEFINITION: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
Well andrew, it seems that someone has taken offence to your statement, as the US is now invisible on this list, as it is on many other lists...it was only a few months ago i discovered this site, and was amazed at it's depth and breadth. I am beginning now to doubt its credibility, which is a huge shame.
Mr Butka 14th November 2005
USA = 3,660,000,000,000 kwh
Mr. Butka 14th November 2005
US use is 3,660,000,000,000 KWH and is by far in #1
Larry Stark 28th September 2005
I can't find statistics on electrical power useage for the United States. All the other major countries are there. Surely that information is on your database.
Ian Graham Staff Editor 25th April 2005
Koray Ilter, if you look at the encyclopedia entry for Turkey, you will see that Turkey is considered as a bridge between Europe and Asia, with about three percent of its territory located in southeastern Europe. The division between Europe and Asia runs from the Black Sea to the north down along the Bosporus strait through the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean Sea and the larger Mediterranean Sea to the south. However, it is correct to say that Turkey is European-focused in a political sense. Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952 and now seeks admission to the European Union, with the official opening talks having been held on December 17, 2004.
koray ilter 25th April 2005
I really dont understand why you don't list Turkey as being part of Europe. Turkey will be part of the EU soon and is accepted as a European country for the meantime.
Edria Murray Staff editor 25th March 2005
At first glance, the United States appears to be using excessive quantities of electricity. This is misleading as the U.S. has a large population (more people to use the electricity). When electricity use is viewed per capita, the United States falls to number 9, a lower per capita rate than Canada and countries in Scandanavia and the Middle East.
High levels of electricity consumption can be maintained long term if the electricity is generated from renewable sources such as hydroelectric, wind, solar and tidal sources. Geothermal energy is also renewable if use is limited and Nuclear power is the most efficient electricity generation method. Use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are a cause for concern both for the environmental effects and their non-renewability.
Ian Graham Staff Editor 22nd February 2005
A kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy equal to one kilowatt (1000 watts) of power expended for one hour. One kilowatt-hour is enough energy to operate a 40-watt light bulb for 24 hours, a 19-inch color television for four hours, a personal computer for two-and-a-half hours, or a clothes-dryer for 15 minutes. In human terms, one kilowatt-hour is equal to about 2,600,000 foot-pounds, which is enough energy to lift 2,000 pounds a distance of 1,300 feet. This is the same amount of energy it would take someone to carry nine 94-pound bags of cement up a 3,000-foot high mountain or a 90-pound backpack from sea level to the summit of Mount Everest.