Our Energy System

This interactive diagram from the National Academy of Sciences shows how we rely on a variety of primary energy sources (solar, nuclear, hydro, wind, geothermal, natural gas, coal, biomass, oil) to supply energy to four end-use sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation). It also focuses on lost or degraded energy.

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Excellent springboard to discussing a variety of energy topics.

This can help set the stage for another National Academies online visualization on Energy Efficiency: http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/interactive/understanding-efficiency/

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