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U.S. EIA announces launch of redesigned International Energy Portal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it has redesigned its International Energy Portal to streamline navigation, simplify data presentation and implement responsive design use. The previously available portal was a beta release.

The International Energy Portal contains EIA’s country-level energy data. Users can view and download data sets for consumption, production, trade, reserves and carbon dioxide emissions for different fuels and energy sources. The portal also provides access to EIA’s library of international reports, articles and analyses, including Country Analysis Briefs.

Users can select and explore prepopulated, fuel-specific default tables that provide annual data on energy production, consumption, trade and reserves. Data options allow users to change time frequency and energy units, add sources and activities, and select other countries for comparison.

Customizable data tables allow users to sort by energy source and activity or by country and region. Users can see and select countries within continental regions, International Energy Agency regions, and economic groups.

Animated maps allow users to see how trends in energy production, consumption, reserves, imports and exports have changed over time. Other visualization options include heat maps, bubble maps and time series.

EIA’s international information is easily downloaded as data, maps and charts for presentations, reports and spreadsheets. Data downloads are available in CSV and JSON formats. Application Programming Interface (API) keys are available with EIA’s Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets add-ins, which make regular data updates much easier. Users can also download static versions of charts and tables in PDF or PNG image files.

Browsing the portal reveals that in 2018, 293 GWh of electricity in the U.S. was generated using hydroelectricity (down from 300 GW in 2017). The U.S. ranked second among all countries in 2017 in terms of total energy production, behind China.