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Electricity in Bahamas in 2021

Global Ranking: #122
0.0% #214 Low-carbon electricity
593.28 watts #63 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #194 Carbon Intensity
None Electricity imports

The current state of electricity consumption in the Bahamas is singular in its source - entirely dependent on fossil fuels, making up 100% of the nation's electricity generation. As it stands, there is no low-carbon or clean energy contributing to the Bahamas' energy mix. This reliance on fossil fuels means that all electricity consumed is sourced from high carbon-emitting fuels. Furthermore, the Bahamas does not import or export any electricity from other nations or regions, indicating a self-sufficient yet unsustainable energy model.

Suggestions

Given the prevalent dependency on fossil fuels, the Bahamas could dramatically improve its energy outlook by investing in low-carbon technologies. Looking at successful examples worldwide, nuclear energy is a significant low-carbon contributor in France, Ukraine, and Slovakia, with their electrical generation making up 61%, 58%, and 57% respectively. Additionally, Denmark and Ireland strongly utilize wind energy to source 52% and 33% of their electricity. Given the Bahamas’ tropical climate and geographical layout, developing solar and wind energy infrastructure could prove highly beneficial and effective. Yet, considering the substantial contribution of nuclear power in many countries, it's clear that this also remains an excellent low-carbon option for the Bahamas.

History

Unfortunately, there is not yet a history of low-carbon electricity in the Bahamas. Nonetheless, the nation must look towards the future of energy generation, taking inspiration from countries deriving substantial amounts of their electricity from low-carbon sources. Many countries worldwide have demonstrated the potential and effectiveness of nuclear, wind, and solar power in achieving a more sustainable energy future. Considering this, the Bahamas could potentially embark on a similar journey towards greener, cleaner energy generation. With prudent investment in low-carbon technologies, the coming decades could hold a promising shift toward sustainable electricity in the Bahamas.

Data Sources

For the years 1980 to 1989 the data source is EIA.
For the years 1990 to 1999 the data sources are EIA and Enerdata (imports/exports).
For the years 2000 to 2021 the data source is Ember.