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Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser


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


Science, Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus



Microsoft Excel

Energy Consumption by Source

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


  • Data can be viewed as a chart or table. 
  • The data begins in 1965.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Learners need be familiar with the different 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.
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

Oil appears to be the most utilized source of energy. However, it has a devastating effect on the environment. Geothermal, wind, nuclear, solar, and other renewable energy are gradually being utilized. It is suitable for students to explore the trends and get insights. Thus, the resource is recommended.

  • Mathematics
    • Data Reasoning and Probability (9-12)
      • HS.DR.A.1 Formulate multivariable statistical investigative questions and determine how data from samples can be collected and analyzed to provide an answer.
      • HS.DR.A.4 Use mathematical and statistical reasoning to formulate questions about data to evaluate conclusions and assess risks.
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