Energy Conservation

From AndHigherStill Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

For the official domestic numbers, check out the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook.

In 2012, total domestic energy consumption was ~95 quadrillion BTUs.

Food[edit]

Food appears to take up about 16% of our total domestic energy usage.

via USDA 2010 Report on Energy Use in the U.S. Food System:

A projection of food-related energy use based on 2007 total U.S. energy consumption and food expenditure data and the benchmark 2002 input-output accounts suggests that food-related energy use as a share of the national energy budget grew from 14.4 percent in 2002 to an estimated 15.7 percent in 2007.

Energy Use in the U.S. Food System: a summary of existing research and analysis (John Hendrickson, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, UW-Madison)

Energy Use in the U.S. Food System (John S. Steinhart and Carol E. Steinhart)

Transportation[edit]

Transportation appears to take up about 27% of our total domestic energy consumption.

via EIA Delivered Energy Consumption by Sector:

Energy consumption by sector.png

Topics to Research[edit]

Definitions[edit]

In the EIA reports, what are "electricity-related losses"?

Solar Power[edit]