Electricity use

Posted Oct. 01, 2010, at 11:20 p.m.

Annual U.S. total electricity use is about 4,000 billion kilowatt-hours. In round numbers: U.S. population — 300 million; hours per year — 10,000. Result: each of us 24-7 uses electricity at an average rate of a bit over 1,000 watts.

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