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In the Wikipedia list, for me, it's not Estonia that is a surprise. It's Russia: with 10.3 tons in 2003, it is ahead of most EU countries, though still well behind Soviet-time numbers.

Speaking of the EU, Luxemburg is confirmed as worst offender with 22.0, while Latvia is best with 2.9.

In cold and big Scandinavia (->heating, lighting, long-distance car travel, lots of electronics), apart from dwarf Faroer Islands, nuclear wonderland Finland is a surprise worst offender with 13.0 tons (I'd expected Norway here).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 03:01:48 AM EST
norway's electricity is all hydro no?
by HiD on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 04:36:22 AM EST
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Yes, but I'd thought that plentiful gas available for heating, the wooden (thus weakly heat-isolated) homes and (I thought) less mass transit outside Oslo than Finland has in the Southern region, together mean more consumption.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 05:01:08 AM EST
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The Norwegian are all hydro and all electric heating. The high emissions come from burning gas at all the offshore platforms to generate heat and power. That increases their emissions like 50 % IIRC.

So they are considering linking the platforms with the grid.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:25:00 AM EST
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Luxemburg and statistics...
Wait for an unified gas-tax within the EU and watch out the Luxemburg footprint.

La répartie est dans l'escalier. Elle revient de suite.
by lacordaire on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 07:25:48 AM EST
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Sweden is the nuclear wonderland, not Finland. Not yet. They still use the philospohy of diversification.
And to quote Warren Buffet:
Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing.


Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:22:51 AM EST
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Sorry, you made it too easy.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:25:03 AM EST
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I lost you there?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:28:42 AM EST
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Estonia is probably so high because they generate power by burning oil shale.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:30:15 AM EST
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I'm really glad that Canada isn't on the list so I don't have to be embarrassed.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 07:22:23 PM EST
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