Published on August 13th, 2010 | by Cindy Hoots2
Ever Wonder How the Average American Uses Energy?
August 13th, 2010 by Cindy Hoots
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It’s amazing to see how much energy we, Americans, use every year. I found this interesting infographic and thought I’d share. The folks at Visual Economics take data from a variety of sources and create interesting, informative visuals to help the average layperson.
It’s not surprising to see that 37.14% of the US energy comes from petroleum; 22.42% from coal; and 23.84% from natural gas.
At home, 41% of energy is used for space heating; 20% for water heating; and 26% for lighting and appliances. And a little over a gallon of gasoline per day per person is used in the United States.
It’s alarming to see how our energy use per capital compares to the rest of the world.
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