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Energy consumption -- United States

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View Resource Residential Housing Characteristics Survey 1997

Specific information such as how many homes have PCs, modems and FAX machines or how home appliance usage has changed over time (1978-1997) can now be obtained in this recently-released Residential Housing Characteristics Survey by the US Energy Information Administration. Nearly two decades of Regional Energy Consumption Surveys (RECS) on US households and their energy is contained on site in...
View Resource Car Fuel Economy at Low

A new report issued by the Department of Transportation found that overall fuel economy for new passenger cars and trucks has dropped to an average of 24.7 miles per gallon. This is the lowest average gas mileage since 1980; in 1987, gas mileage peaked at 26.2 mpg. The blame for the US' poor fuel economy has been placed on Americans' love of gas-thirsty sport utility vehicles including the...
View Resource Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE), this site serves as a gateway to energy efficiency and renewable energy information. With over 600 links and access to 80,000 documents, the site is fairly comprehensive. The bulk of the content is accessed via the Technologies section, which is browseable by topic. each topic page offers links to related sites and numerous subtopic pages, which in...
View Resource Annual Energy Outlook 2002 with Projections to 2020

The latest Energy Outlook report was released in late December by the Department of Energy, looking at key factors of change over the last year and offers projections of change to 2020. The report contains specific information on energy issues, prices, use, production, and more, including graphs and tables (when applicable) that relate to the nation as well as specific regions.
View Resource 2001 Annual Energy Review

The US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) describes itself as providing policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The EIA Web site provides many informational pages and publications including the newly released...
View Resource Energy Hog Busters Training Camp

Using Macromedia Flash Player, the Energy Outreach Colorado created this amusing, yet educational website filled with games and trivia to help children learn how to lower their families' energy consumption. The student and teacher guides, designed for grades three through eight, explore numerous energy concepts via fun activities. Through a series of games, visitors can learn which materials in...
View Resource The Home Energy Saver

Homeowners and other persons of property will benefit a great deal from this website, which is sponsored by the Department of Energy, along with significant support from other federal agencies. Essentially, the site allows users to learn how they can make their home more efficient and all users need to do is submit their zip code to get started. Upon submitting their zip code, users will see a...
View Resource U.S. Department of Energy: Nuclear Energy

In recent years, there has been a great deal of talk regarding alternate energy sources in the United States. While not exactly an "alternate" source of energy, there has definitely been more interest in nuclear energy and related technologies as of late. For anyone interested in such matters, the US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy is definitely worth a visit. From the homepage,...
View Resource As oil prices rise, many grow concerned about the coming months

Is $100 Oil As Lethal As It Looks? In Maine, 'a lot of fear out there' as heating oil prices keep rising Over a barrel, cruise lines boost ticket costs USA National Gas Temperatures...
View Resource U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

For some, the thought of geothermal energy might bring up the nation of Iceland, which has successfully harnessed this form of energy for many years. The United States Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program is interested in such technologies as well, and their splendid site will be of great use to scientists, policy types, and others. The first thing new visitors will want to do is...
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