By David Fessler We use a lot of energy in the United States. Unfortunately, we waste far more.
In 2018 alone, we consumed 101.2 quadrillion British thermal units (quads).
But we wasted 68% of it!
This is the issue I’m addressing today.
You can see where all our energy comes from – and what it’s used for – in the chart below. I call it “America’s Energy Flow Chart.”
All the energy sources on the left of the chart are in percentages. It’s interesting to me how quickly renewables are growing.
On the flip side, coal generation is in retreat. It’s being replaced by natural gas-fired power plants …read more