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Energy Consumption by Type and Year

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:17 pm
by fwiggins
Energy consumption refers to all the energy used for heat, power, and electricity generation, regardless of where the energy was produced.
Solid fuels include hard coal, lignite, peat, patent fuel, lignite briquettes, peat briquettes, coke and bituminous sands.
Liquid fuels include crude oil, natural gas liquids, plant condensate, gasoline, petroleum products, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, refinery gas, feedstock, naphtha, lubricants, gas/diesel oils and residual (heavy) fuel oils and bitumen.
Gaseous fuels include natural gas and other petroleum gases, such as gasworks gas, coke oven gas and blast furnace gas.
Primary electricity refers to electricity generated by noncombustible energy sources and includes electrical energy of geothermal, hydro, nuclear, tide, wind, wave/ocean and solar origin.
Traditional fuels include estimates of the consumption of charcoal, fuel wood and bagasse.
• Charcoal is solid residue consisting mainly of carbon and obtained by the destructive distillation of wood in the absence of air.
• Fuel wood is all wood in the rough that is used for fuel purposes.
• Bagasse is the cellulosic residue left after sugar is extracted from sugar cane.
Energy Statistics: Definitions, Units of Measure, and Conversion Factors (see http://unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/ ... sF_44E.pdf [last accessed: July 2nd 2009]).