Italy: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 60,795,612
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 7.90 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code IT
3-letter ISO code ITA
Numeric ISO code 380
UN Region[1] Southern Europe
OpenEI Resources
Energy Maps 2 view
Tools 8 view
Programs 1 view
Energy Organizations 62 view
Research Institutions 1 view
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Italy (/ˈɪtəli/; Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja]), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 (116,347 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale (the Boot). With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 4th most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential Unavailable Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 29 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 752,180,332 MWh/year 69 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 11.02 Million Short Tons 68 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 69,830,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 58 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 423,700,000 Barrels (bbl) 52 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Italy

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

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Italy.

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

Italy is a country in Europe.
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