Instructors looking for contemporaneous energy and greenhouse emission data, including some excellent charts and downloadable data, should check out the Enerdata site, especially its Global Energy Statistical Yearbook 2011. Enerdata is a consulting company, so a lot of what is on the site is only accessible to paying subscribers, however, some of the free data includes:
- Figures on aggregate and regional energy production in 2011;
- Analysis of energy intensity, including why it rose in 2010 for the first time in 20 years;
- Renewable energy statistics, including percentages of both electricity and primary consumption;
- Rankings of major countries on an array of indicia, including energy production, deployment of renewable energy, and exports and imports of power.