The data used on this website comes from a number of sources, listed further down. The process of validating and merging data involves several steps. Validation is mainly done by comparing calculated and listed totals, for each region and worldwide. Data points that do not meet a certain acceptable level of error are discarded. Subsequently an ideal data source is chosen for each region and year. In some cases there is only one source available for the specific region and year. If multiple sources are available, the source which includes the most specific data is chosen. For example, some data sources group certain energy types together, such as Geothermal and Biofuels. In these cases the more specific data point is preferred. To find out which source was used for each data point you can download the combined data further down on this page.

Download Data

You can download the data used in the charts and tables on this site:

Name Years Countries / regions JSON CSV
Combined sources (yearly)1971 - 2022215data-including-net-imports.jsondata-including-net-imports.csv
Combined sources (yearly, excluding net imports)1971 - 2022215data-excluding-net-imports.jsondata-excluding-net-imports.csv
IIASA1995 - 21001809data-iiasa.jsondata-iiasa.csv
Storage 1990 - 2021 71 storage.json

Electricity Generation Data Sources

The main electricity data used on this website comes from IEA, Ember, EIA, the World Bank and BP. The trade data used to calculate net imports comes from Enerdata, IEA and Ember. Data for each region and year is taken from one single source. Here is an overview of the relative use of each data source:

Source Data Points Used Years Source Link Gross/Net JSON CSV
Ember 2922 2000 - 2022 data-ember.jsondata-ember.csv
IEAYearly 2439 1990 - 2019 Gross data-ieayearly.jsondata-ieayearly.csv
EIA 1253 1980 - 2020 Net data-eia.jsondata-eia.csv
BP 839 1985 - 2021 Gross data-bp.jsondata-bp.csv
WorldBank 687 1971 - 1989 Gross data-worldbank.jsondata-worldbank.csv
IEAMonthly 1 2022 - 2022 Gross data-ieamonthly.jsondata-ieamonthly.csv

Data Sources and Energy Types

Low Carbon Electricityโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“
Fossil Fuelsโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“
Renewables Including Hydroโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“
Renewables Except Hydroโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“
Wind And Solarโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“-
Geothermal And Biofuelsโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“-
Unspecified Renewables-โœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“-
Unspecified Fossil Fuelsโœ“โœ“โœ“โœ“--
Net Imports--โœ“โœ“โœ“-

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