Estimated United States Residential Energy Use in 2005
A flow chart depicting energy flow in the residential sector of the United States economy in 2005 has been constructed from publicly available data and estimates of national energy use patterns. Approximately 11,000 trillion British Thermal Units (trBTUs) of electricity and fuels were used throughout the United States residential sector in lighting, electronics, air conditioning, space heating, water heating, washing appliances, cooking appliances, refrigerators, and other appliances. The residential sector is powered mainly by electricity and natural gas. Other fuels used include petroleum products (fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene), biomass (wood), and on-premises solar, wind, and geothermal energy. The flow patterns represent a comprehensive systems view of energy used within the residential sector.
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- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR CONDITIONING; APPLIANCES; BIOMASS; CONSUMPTION RATES; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; KEROSENE; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; NATURAL GAS; PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; REFRIGERATORS; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SOLAR ENERGY; SPACE HEATING; WATER HEATING; WIND POWER; WOOD
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