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Electricity Increase

Map No. 118

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Increases in the quantity of electricity produced occurred in 187 of the 200 territories mapped here from 1980 to 2000. Of the 13 territories where electricity production decreased over this period, more than half were in Eastern Europe.

The biggest increases in electricity production have been in the United States and China. The total increases in each of these territories are twice as large as the increases in any other territory.

The total energy produced in the world has doubled over three decades. Per person, production has not increased as much, because the population has increased over time.

“Power demand in South Korea has increased by more than 9% per year since 1990 …” Uranium Information Centre Ltd., 2006

Territory size is proportional to the percentage increase in world electricity production that occurred there (1980-2001).

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