Why do Canadians use more energy than most countries?

Why is Canada’s per capita energy use so high?

There are many reasons for this increased consumption: greater use of natural gas for extraction and refining of petroleum from Alberta’s oil sands and for transformation into electricity, substitution at the industrial level of natural gas as a source for cogeneration of power and residential development.

How does Canada get its energy?

More than half of the electricity in Canada (61%) is generated from hydro sources. The remainder is produced from a variety of sources, including natural gas, nuclear, wind, coal, biomass, solar, and petroleum (Figure 2).

What is Canada’s energy?

While we have an abundance of oil and natural gas, these are not the country’s only energy sources. Much of Canada’s energy is also generated from hydroelectricity, coal, nuclear power, and renewable resource installations to capture wind, solar and geothermal energy.

What country consumes the most energy in the world 2021?

China. China is the world’s largest consumer of electricity, using over 5.934 trillion kWh of energy annually.

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