Total national greenhouse gas emissions as a percentage of global total, 2004 figures
Historical contribution – 1850 to 2000
Change in annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990
+ 67% 1990-2000. More recent figures not available.
2005 per capita annual greenhouse gas emissions
16.5 tonnes (without land-use change, which is not significant in Saudi Arabia).
Energy used per unit of GDP (compared to USA)
202%. (This makes Saudi Arabia the third least efficient global economy, better than only UAE and Russia.)
Balance of energy sources, 2007
Saudi Arabia has the world’s largest proven oil reserves and the fifth largest proven gas reserves.
Electricity generated, 2007
Electricity – supply and demand
Electricity demand is rising by about 8%, driven by a rapidly expanding population and industrial base:
”Overall, Saudi Arabia will require capital expenditure of at least $53bn over the next decade to ensure the kingdom’s lights stay on, according to the latest government predictions.”
Percentage of agriculture certified as organic
Cars per thousand of population