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Where America's Energy Goes

THE ELECTRIC SLIDE WHERE AMERICA'S ENERGY GOES Although we might consider electricity a primary source of energy in our lives, since we use it for a variety of household items, electricity is actually a secondary source. Electricity is generated from primary energy sources like coal, natural gas, petroleum, and renewable energy sources like wood, biofuels, wind, and hydropower. WHAT ENERGY SOURCE IS THE MOST CONSUMED? In 2011, petroleum was the most consumed energy source in the United States. 36% 40 25% 30 E 20%. 20 E 9% 8% 10 Natural Gas Petroleum Coal Renewable Nuclear Electric Energy Energy WHERE DOES ALL THIS ENERGY GO? At 3,856 billion total kilowatt hours (kWH), American electricity use in 2011 was about 13 times greater than in it was 1950. RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION 37% 26% 34% 3% Only a small percentage of American energy is n transportation because trains and plugin cars are the only vehicles using it. used HOW ARE WE USING SO MUCH ELECTRICITY AT HOME? It's not surprising that we use so much energy at home, since most of us are in our apartments, condos, and houses more than any other place. AIR CONDITIONING WATER HEATING REFRIGERATOR LIGHTING 23% of the energy we use at home is spent on air conditioning, while space heating takes up 6%. 23% 9% 7% 55% HOW DO ENERGY COMPANIES COME UP WITH PRICES? Like most goods and services, the price of electricity reflects changes in demand. Additional factors that drive the price up or down are fuel costs and the availability of different generation sources. AVERAGE ELECTRICITY PRICE MONTHLY RESIDENTIAL BILL 58% $107.28 60 50 Since it costs more to distribute electricity to residential and commercial consumers, they typically re for electricity than industrial consumers. Ч0 31% 30 20 11% MOST EXPENSIVE: HAWAII @ $203.15 10 LEAST EXPENSIVE: NEW MEXICO @ $74.62 WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE? By 2040, global energy consumption is expected to rise by Natural gas is expected to account for While coal counts for 56% 35% 34% of total electricity generation in America in 2040.. Despite the rise in energy consumption, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions will remain below their 2005 level due to improved efficiency of energy use in the residential and transportation sector. AMERICAN TRAINCO Real World Training...for Real World Needs SOURCES http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/electric-po er-transmission-and-distribution-losses-percent-of-output-wb-data.html http://www.indexmundi.com/g/gaspx?c=us&v=81 http://www.mi.org/RFGraph-US_electricity_demand http://www.eia.gow/electricity/ http://www.helcohi.com/sse/more/electricity_gen.html http://www2nationalgrid.com/About-us/What-we-do/Electricity/ http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/power.htm http://energy.gov/oe/technology-development/smart-grid http://www.caiso.com/SystemStatus.html http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page-electricity_factors_ affecting_prices http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page-electricity_use http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page-electricity_in_ the_united_states http://www.eia.gov/energy_in_brief/article/renewable_electricity.cfm http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page-electricity_home http://www.eia.gov/consumption/ http://www.energyliteracy.com/?p-142 http://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/pdf/table5_apdf http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/average-household-electricity-consumption http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/26/business/la-fi-mo-world-energy- use-2040-eia-20130726 ....

Where America's Energy Goes

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