Electricity production

China and India accounted for 2/3 of the global electricity production rise in 2016

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China's power generation has doubled since 2004.

China and India accounted for 2/3 of the global electricity production rise in 2016

China is responsible for half of the global increase in electricity production resulting from high demand combined with fast development of generating capacities.
India was the second main contributor to the 2016 increase, followed by Russia and Canada.
The world richest countries (G7) have registered a reduction in their electricity production, resulting from energy efficiency gains combined with a move toward a less carbon intensive power generation mix.

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Feb

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Feb

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19
Feb

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16
Feb

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