Energy_Consumption

Energy_Consumption - Wood (a renewable energy source) was...

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Wood (a renewable energy source) was predominant form of energy until Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution, coal (a non- renewable energy source) surpassed the use of wood Coal was overtaken by petroleum during the middle of the 20 th century
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The US was self-sufficient in energy until the late 1950’s when consumption became greater than domestic production Industrial sector in US has traditionally used the largest share of energy, followed by transportation, and then residential and commercial uses
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In 1998, net imports of oil surpassed the domestic supply in the US The US accounts for 25% of the world consumption of petroleum Most of US energy comes from non-renewable energies
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Commodity U.S. Production U.S. Consumption Oil 18% 39% Natural Gas 27% 23% Coal 33% 23% Nuclear 10% 7% Renewable 9% 3.6% Hydroelectric 5% 4%
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% Transportation 27% Industrial 38% Residential & Commercial 36% Commodity % of total world usage Oil 40% Natural Gas 23% Coal 23% Consumption by U.S.
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