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How The Average American Uses Energy

The Average American's Annual Energy Consumption 441 gallons of automobile gasoline (Avergage drivers drive 12,000 miles per year) 4,759 cubic feet of natural gas 3 gallons airplane fuel I round-trip flight/year) (This is the average of Americans using mostly natural gas for heating and those who don't use any) Air 8% Conditioning Lighting/Appliances 26% Water Heating 20% 11,040 kiloWatt hrs of electricity (at home) Refrigeration 5% Space Heating 41% *Note: pie graph is not to scale That electricity comes from: Coal Nuclear Solar, Wind, Geothermal 48.2% 19.6% 3.7% шп ши ти шщ Natural Gas Oil Hydroelectric 21.4% 1.1% 6.0% Energy Use Per Capita U.S. vs The World Total per-capita energy consumption in the US: 98,418 kiloWatt hours / year Worldwide per-capica energy consumption: 21,213 kiloWatt hours / year Haiti India China Hong Kong Venezuela United Kingdom Germany France Australia United States 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 Kilograms of Oil Equivalent Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration ( Bureau of Transportation Statistics ( ve,

How The Average American Uses Energy

shared by rmmojado on Jan 27
In the United States, we take light switches and electrical sockets for granted. But how many of us know how much electricity we’re using throughout the day, the week, or even the year? Or even wher...


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