U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Source and Sector, 2007

By Carol Baroudi, Jeffrey Hill, Arnold Reinhold, Jhana Senxian

Part of Green IT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Energy is consumed in the U.S. in four major areas: transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial, which is monitored by the Department of Energy. As populations grow, so does energy consumption — putting more and more pressure on the environment and hopefully adding more incentive to promote green information and technology (IT). Take a look at how the U.S. uses primary energy sources as a whole.