This article, part of a web site about the future of energy, introduces students to the ways that energy is transported throughout the United States. For each of four energy uses--electricity, hearing, manufacturing, and transportation--the article traces a sample path that energy can travel, from its point of origin to its point of use. Students read about problems that occur within existing infrastructures, including the challenge that the United States faces regarding its aging power grid. The article also notes that new energy sources will require new infrastructures. Links to additional articles, including one about the California power crisis, are provided. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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