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This document examines energy consumption. The reading will explore energy consumption or energy usage in the United States and discuss specific topics such as (1) Who uses energy?, (2) Homes and commerce, (3) Heating and Cooling, (4) Lighting, (5) Appliances, (6) Appliance efficiency ratings, (7) Payback period, (8) Industrial sector, (9) Petroleum refining, (10) Steel manufacturing, (11) Aluminum Manufacturing, (12) Paper manufacturing, (13) Chemical Manufacturing, (14) Cement Manufacturing, (15) The Transportation Sector, (16) The Automobile, and (17) Commercial transportation (Trucks, Railroads, Planes, and Mass Transportation). The document also depicts illustrations of energy use percentages, lighting efficiency, energy guide, percentage of petroleum products, U.S. oil refinery operating expenses, reduction in energy use 1973-2003, average fuel efficiency of passenger cars, air transport passenger miles per gallon, and tractor trailer truck mileage. This resource is structured as an informational handout to supplement your energy activities or to generate discussion questions. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association

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    Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 8,Space Science,Social Sciences,Grade 7,Humans and the environment,Fuels,Transportation,Abilities for a Technological World,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Technology and Society,Society in developing technology,Informal Education,Energy technology,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184129926T,Earth and space science,Science and technology,Products,Physics,Pollution,Energy as power,Technological products and systems,Science and technological challenges in society,Energy,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Engineering,The Designed World,Personal and social issues,Technology,Geoscience,Issues

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