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Energy is All Around Us

Check out these fun and interesting facts about energy!

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#1
The energy market in the United States is the third-largest industry in the country.
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#2
A family of four does about 480 loads of laundry per year.
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#3
Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes!
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#4
One wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 1,400 homes.
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#5
U.S. taxpayers spend more than $6 billion per year on energy for the country’s K-12 schools. That’s more than the cost of textbooks and computers combined.
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#6
Every minute, enough sunlight hits the earth’s surface to supply the entire world’s energy demands for a year.
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#7
Laptops use 20 watts of electricity in ‘sleep’ mode.
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#8
75% of the electricity used by electronics is used while they are turned off.
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#9
A dirty furnace filter can increase your energy bill by 15%!
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#10
Hospitals in the United States rank as some of the highest energy consumers in the world.
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#11
A water-saving faucet saves over 1,000 gallons a year.
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#12
The first electric car was built in 1891 by American inventor William Morrison.
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#13
When the Time’s Square ball in New York City was converted to LED lighting, 9,576 LED lights replaced the 600 original incandescent bulbs. The new ball is now twice as bright as the old one, but it uses only as much energy as a regular-size stove or oven!

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TIP #53
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Don’t worry about placing hot leftovers in the refrigerator. It won’t affect energy use significantly, and cooling food to room temperature first can increase the chance of food-borne illnesses.
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