Greenland: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Name
Greenland
Population 55,847
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 0.01 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code GL
3-letter ISO code GRL
Numeric ISO code 304
UN Region[1] Northern America
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References
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]
 

Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat [kaˈlaːɬit ˈnunaːt]; Danish: Grønland [ˈɡ̊ʁɶnˌlanˀ]) is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium. In 2008, the people of Greenland passed a referendum supporting greater autonomy; 75% of votes cast were in favour. Greenland is the world's largest island, over three-quarters of which is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica. With a population of about 56,480 (2013), it is the lea


Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 151,028 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 12 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 4,094,804,147 MWh/year 24 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 201.72 Million Short Tons 50 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 174 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves Unavailable Barrels (bbl) N/A 2010 CIA World Factbook

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References
  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
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Greenland is a country in North America.
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