Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Electricity Factoid Month

Since the northeast is expecting its first day of +90° weather, and I have finally turned on my (new energy-star) air-conditioner, I will kick off Electricity factoid month.

These numbers are a few years old, but the percentages should hold up.

Electricity consumption by 107 million U.S. households in 2001 totaled 1,140 billion kWh. The most significant end uses were central air-conditioning and refrigerators, each of which accounted for about 14 percent of the U.S. total.

From the Energy Information Administration

The EIA is part of the Department of Energy and is a goldmine for factoid-addicted environmentalists.

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