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Energy extraction technology usage

Energy extraction technology usage


To gain a sense of the relative scale of the proportions to world energy usage, the following treemap shows the proportions of world energy used in 2005 according to its “source”. The total area of the diagram represents the entire usage of that year, and the area of each of the subrectangles is proportional to its contribution.

Breakdown of energy extraction technology in 2005

It can be seen that fossil fuels of various types account for the vast majority of energy used. More detail on individual technologies can be found at

Source: World Energy Usage and Consumption, Wikipedia.

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