"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > I don't know how reliable a source
> > http://www.sustainableenergy.org/resources/technologies/industry.htm is,
> > but it claims industrial sector is responsible for 38% of U.S. national
> > energy consumption, and 10% of petroleum consumption.
> Statistical Abstract of the United States
> list for 1999 35.4% "residential and commercial", 37.8% "industrial and
> misc." and 26.8% "transportation". Total 96.6 quadrillion BTU (or, in
> more sensible units, roughly 9*10^12 kilowatt/hours, or about 30,000
> kilowatt/hours per year per person).
> Ah, another table. Residential consumption only at 10.6 quadrillion BTU
> per year. Call it 10% of total energy consumption.
As I said, a small fraction. That 'residential and commercial' category
does muddy up the perception initially, as does the amalgamation of
personal transportation with commerical transportation (tractor
trailers, farm tractors, etc). In transportation, for example, personal
automobiles have gone much farther in developing efficiency and
emissions reduction technologies than all categories of trucks. The AAA
is apparently not as good a lobbying group as the Teamsters Union is.
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