Sunday, April 02, 2017

This is a fascinating graph.

It shows energy use by region. (click here)

The most rapidly expanding sector has been Asia. It is appropriate that China take the lead in reducing GHG emissions in the region and through it's alliances with the countries that are trading partners.

In case it is a quandry as to who the CIS countries are:

Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Armenia comprise the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS, as of 2014. Turkmenistan and Ukraine are both unofficial members of the organization. Georgia was a member of the CIS but left the group in 2008.

Russia is the most populous of the CIS members (click here) and has the highest gross domestic product. However, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Turkmenistan all have higher growth rates than Russia.