A.J. Simon, R.D. Belles, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
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- States across the U.S. could be compared and analyzed for similarities and differences.
- As the document indicates "Livermore has also published charts depicting carbon (or carbon dioxide potential) flow and water flow at the national level as well as energy, carbon, and water flows at the international, state, municipal, and organizational (e.g. Air Force) level." These related charts can be used to gain a more comprehensive view of the linkages between energy, carbon and water.
About the Science
- Energy is visualized as it flows from resources (coal, oil, natural gas, various renewables) through transformations into electricity or transportation fuels, and to end-user segments (residential, commercial, industrial, transportation).
- Authoritative data from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- The fact that in many states the rejected energy lost into the environment is greater than, and in some cases much greater than, the energy services provided by the energy demonstrates the need for improving energy efficiency and reducing waste.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The Energy Flow conceptual maps from 2008 are constructed from publicly available data on estimates of energy use and patterns.
- These diagrams can help frame the flow of energy through the infrastructure of a particular state and provide a local or regional snapshot of energy sources and waste.
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