As the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is participating in World Statistics Day. Sponsored by the United Nations Statistical Commission, World Statistics Day promotes better understanding of statistics among the general public and policymakers worldwide.
This year's theme emphasizes the role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed decision-making. EIA is committed to helping people understand energy and is committed to the dissemination of timely, relevant energy statistics.
The first World Statistics Day was celebrated in 2010 with more than 130 countries and areas participating. In 2012, the United Nations Statistical Commission decided to observe the celebration every five years on the same calendar date: October 20. In honor of World Statistics Day 2015, EIA created a 20-question energy quiz to highlight some key energy statistics.
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