Thursday, February 17

Electricity Creation: Shocking!

Electricity production in Zambia is almost entirely generated from the dam at Lake Kariba. In 2002, for example, Zambia generated 9109 GWh of electricity through:
Coal -- 15 GWh
Oil -- 35 GWh
Hydro -- 9059 GWh

That's it. (Of course, Zimbabwe only generated 8587 GWh, Kenya 4528, Tanzania 2994, and Namibia 1454.)

For comparison purposes, the US generated its 4,017,509 GWh of energy through:
Coal -- 2,047,247 GWh
Oil – 98546
Gas – 712444
Biomass – 45806
Waste – 24611
Nuclear – 804519
Hydro – 258366
Geothermal – 14939
Solar PV – 3
Solar thermal – 569
Other sources – 10459

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