List from Chapter 7

COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCED IS FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES

This includes (among others), geothermal, solar, wind and biomass (any source other than fossil fuels, hydroelectric or nuclear power). The countries that rank highest (including the Philippines) produce large amounts of geothermal power. Denmark has extensive wind-driven electricity production.

COUNTRY

1. Philippines
2. El Salvador
3. Iceland
3. Luxembourg
5. Costa Rica
5. Denmark
7. Finland
8. Nicaragua
9. Kenya
10. Jamaica
10. New Zealand
PERCENTAGE OF ELECTRICITY
PRODUCED BY ALTERNATIVE SOURCES
23
22
17
17
16
16
12
9
8
7
7

Source: CIA World Factbook, 2003 (using mostly 2000 data).

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