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Let's redo the estimation!
Apparently world wide installed electricity generating capacity is 4,000 giga (2010).
About 20% of global installed capacity is hydroelectricity or 780 giga (2010), most of the increase is due to China's effort. Now China possess about 1/3 of the global electricity generation!
Coal is the most popular source of energy for electricity generation = <6,000 million tonnes of thermal coal was mined!
Biggest user is No. 1 China = >2,250 million tonnes, No. 2 USA =>1,100 million tonnes, No.3 Europe =>600 million tonnes. SO, Thermal Coal electricity generation, global = < 2,000 giga capacity
LNG is the next largest fuel use in electricity generation = >700 giga. LNG use total 1,500 million tonnes.
Nuclear is tne next largest fuel = >550 giga.
China has 1,050 giga (2011) or 25% of the global installed capacity BUT 30% of the actual electricity generation!
USA uses coal to produce 50% of it's electricity. It's production of steam coal was 1,100 million tonnes or 350 giga. At most, it's only has production of 700 giga!
[ Last edited by greendragon at 2011-6-13 10:54 AM ]