Belgium: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population Unavailable
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 2.91 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code BE
3-letter ISO code BEL
Numeric ISO code 056
UN Region[1] Western Europe
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Energy Maps 2 view
Tools 6 view
Programs 1 view
Energy Organizations 17 view
Research Institutions 2 view
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Belgium (/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch: België [ˈbɛlɣijə]; French: Belgique [bɛlʒik]; German: Belgien [ˈbɛlɡin̩]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of about 11 million people.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 4,238 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 48 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 51,416,630 MWh/year 156 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 202 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 201 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Belgium

Belgium global irradiation and solar electricity potential (horizontally-mounted photovoltaic modules) Belgium global irradiation and solar electricity potential (optimally-inclined photovoltaic modules)

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Belgium.

  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Belgium is a country in Europe.
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