US wastes half our energy, overall
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, March 29, 2013
The above clever chart gives a sense of how various energy sources are used in the U.S. It shows how tiny "alternative energy" is.
But it also shows how wasteful we are: Check those gray boxes on the right; about 55% of our energy is wasted.
I learned about this via Greentech Media, in a good article about the much-touted increases in American industrial efficiency.
The chart was compiled by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory using U.S. Energy Information Administration data.