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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

Per Capita Primary Energy Consumption by Source

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  • This resource allows students to explore the energy consumption per person in any country or continent.
  • The graphs and data show the quantities and relative percentages by energy source.
Teaching Tips


  • This resource provides a large amount of information that can be customized and downloaded.
  • The charts are easy to read and the data table can be sorted.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read a bar graph and data table.


  • There could be many uses for this resource in a variety of courses and grade levels.
  • For math classes, consider having students graph the various sources for one country as separate bars instead of a stacked bar graph and then select one energy source to graph, comparing its use in various countries.
  • Social studies classes could use this data to determine where the most renewable energy is being used and discuss why this may be the case.
Scientist Notes

This resource depicts countries' energy source utilized from carbon and renewable sources. Students can navigate to acquire information on countries with low-carbon footprints and those whose main source is from carbon. Data output is accurate, and the resource is recommended.

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