Graphic Of The Day: US Primary Energy Use

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Image credit:US Dept of Energy; Energy In Brief

What is the most overlooked energy consuming sector in the USA? Industry. The industrial sector, consuming an estimated 21.4 quads of energy in 2007, uses energy to heat, cool, and light process equipment, warm buildings, run fork lifts, and so on. Strikingly, by these estimates, twice as much energy is consumed by industry in 2007 as all residential and commercial entities combined in that same period. Until now, industry has been the relatively silent player at the Washington DC climate game. Soon to change, I predict.More related posts.
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