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Does the U.S. really waste more energy than we consume?

Does the U.S. really waste more energy than we consume?

A few years ago someone introduced me to the collection of energy flow diagrams published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Department of Energy, under whose auspices the work was performed.  The most recent diagram including the data for 2011 is included below, or at https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/. There are a number of things that are interesting about the diagrams.  First is the fact that from year to year to can see the rise or fall in overall energy consumption.  Read more [...]