Energy is Wasted, Wasted, Wasted...
A little while ago we posted some very cool graphs by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that showed how much of the energy produced gets wasted, and how much ends up doing useful work. Well, it seems like the New York Times got hold of these stats and graphs and gave them a face-lift to make them easier to understand for the average person.
See below for a bigger version.
For comparison, here's the more detailed graph from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: