Energy Sources and Uses Flow Charts

This visualization includes a series of flow charts showing the relative size of primary energy resources and end uses in the United States for the years 2008-2012.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Teaching Tips

Flow charts provide a good perspective on how dependent the US is on fossil fuels to power commerce, industry, and transportation.

Educator should make sure students understand how the flow charts work, how energy is being created and used in each box, and what 'rejected energy' is.

Quad units are not explained and are complicated - educators need to clarify this to students.

Flow charts could be an important part of a lesson on energy use and waste in the United States.

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