Which energy source do Asian countries rely on the most?
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A lot of countries have been aiming to use less polluting energy sources and focus more on renewable energy. This map looks at the total energy use, so not just the energy used for electricity generation.
We already saw on a previous map what the most used energy sources were in Europe. Compared to Europe, the most common energy sources in Asia are a lot less diverse. All countries in Asia rely on either coal, natural gas or oil.
The most used energy source in Asia seems to be natural gas and coal for the majority of Asian countries. Some countries also rely on oil. Unlike Europe, we don’t see any countries in Asia where hydro, nuclear or renewables are the most used energy source.
Data for this map comes from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.