This lesson will help you extend your awareness of where energy comes from and how it is used in your state.
Use the resource found in the Going Online section of the Plugging into Energy student esheet to answer these questions.
What are the important facts about your state’s energy production?
Which types of energy does it generate?
Which is its most important source of energy?
Does your state have any energy sources inside the state? If so, which ones?
Does your state have to import any fuels? If so, which ones?
What is the state’s potential for producing renewable energy?
How many BTUs of each type of energy—natural gas, petroleum, nuclear fuel, hydroelectric, and biomass—did your state consume in 2004?
How much total energy did it consume?
What end-use sector consumed the most energy?
What end-use sector consumed the least energy?