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20 Quadrillion BTUs of Wasted Energy: The Annual Energy Review 2010 has more than 400 pages, all chock-full of...

20 Quadrillion BTUs of Wasted Energy: The Annual Energy Review 2010 has more than 400 pages, all chock-full of...

The Annual Energy Review 2010 has more than 400 pages, all chock-full of the latest information on energy trends in the U.S. The report, produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, notes the increasing presence of renewables in a series of graphs and charts. It is a sign that renewables are statistically significant enough in numbers (outside of hydro) to necessitate inclusion. Many of the trends are not surprising, although one colorful graph that shows a yellow line reaching far past the others raises an eyebrow. The graph shows total energy consumption by energy source for U.S. residential and commercial sectors. The line, however, does not represent the increased use of electricity to plug in everything from iPads to LCD TVs, nor does it show the increase in natural gas production . Rather, it illustrates electrical losses defined as energy losses associate...

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