There are many different units used to count energy, and many of them can be found in the articles on this website. To get a better idea of how these units compare to one another we have assembled this energy converter. Type a number into any box and the converter will calculate the equivalent amount of energy, using the unit in the top column as the base unit. Mouse over each of the names on the left side to get a small description of what each of these units are.
There are three different energy converters here. Each one uses different units as the base unit. The basic unit converter is based on the widely used measurements of GigaJoules, MegaWatt hours and British Thermal Units. The fossil fuel converter makes comparisons based on barrels of oil equivalent, tonnes of coal equivalent, and how much carbon is released by each source of energy. The renewable energy calculator is based on the equivalent of a small-ish dam of 65 MegaWatts, an average wind turbine, 1.5 MegaWatts, and square metres of solar panels.
Converter support provided by UnitConversion.org. All energy statistics compiled from the National Energy Board.