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Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus



Microsoft Excel

Primary Energy Consumption by Source

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  • This resource contains an interactive chart and table that shows the world's primary energy consumption by sources starting in 1965.
  • The data can be viewed by regions, continents, or countries.
Teaching Tips


  • You can view the data as a chart or table.
  • Pressing the play button will shows the changes in data over the years. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Learners need to be familiar with the various sources of energy.
  • Educator would need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.


  • There are other related interactive maps for measuring similar parameters.
  • This can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

This resource contains datasets for students to navigate and gain insights on energy consumption from biofuels, oil, gas, hydropower, and other renewable sources from different countries. The resource is recommended for teaching.

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