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Digest of Energy Statistics 2008

Published August 2008
Compiled and edited by Nigel Hawkins and Dan Lewis
ISBN 9780903499316

Most energy statistcs are meaningless - without a context. The Digest of Energy Statistics 2008 is the first annual report which includes - amongst its 27 tables - selected World and EU rankings on electricity consumption, energy reserves, electricity and gas prices, energy efficiency, carbon efficiency and the comparative cost of electricity generating technologies.

Tables Included:

 Table 1: World Coal Reserves
 Table 2: World Natural Gas Reserves
 Table 3: Producers of Hydro Electricity
 Table 4: World Nuclear Output
 Table 5: World Nuclear Investment
 Table 6: Leading Producers, Exporters and Importers of Electricity
 Table 7: Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels
 Table 8: Energy Efficiency (Output v Input at Nominal GDP)
 Table 9: Energy Efficiency (Output vy Input at PPP)
 Table 10: Energy Inefficiency (Output v Input at Nominal GDP)
 Table 11: Energy Inefficiency (Output v Input at PPP)
 Table 12: Highest Energy Consumers
 Table 13: Lowest Energy Consumers
 Table 14: Carbon Efficiency ($ of Output v Co2 Input)
 Table 15: Carbon Inefficiency ($ of Output v Co2 Input)
 Table 16: The Highest Users of Electricity (per capita)
 Table 17: The Lowest Users of Electricity (per capita)
 Table 18: EU Final Energy Consumption (1,000 toe)
 Table 19: EU Total Gross Electricity Consumpution (GWh)
 Table 20: EU Renewable Energy (as a %age of gross electricity consumption)
 Table 21: EU Carbon Emissions
 Table 22: EU Electricity Prices for Major Inudstrial Users
 Table 23: EU Gas Prices for Major Industrial Users
 Table 24: EU Domestic Electricity Prices
 Table 25: EU Domestic Gas Prices
 Table 26: Comparative Generation Costs - Wind and Conventional
 Table 27: Comparative Generation Costs - Renewables



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