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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Energy helps run our lives. We rely on it so much that the amount of energy Americans use roughly doubles about every 20 years.

But three quarters of the world's energy is generated by burning nonrenewable fossil fuels.

So let's take a few minutes to learn some fun and important info about energy.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other!"

HINT: She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Refrigerators in the U.S. consume about the same energy as 25 large power plants produce each year.

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The United States produces half of its electricity from coal. China uses coal to generate more than three-fourths of its electricity. Australia, Poland, and South Africa produce an even greater percentage. Overall, coal makes up 2/5 of the world's electricity generation.

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The world's biggest blackout occurred on August 14, 2004, when a massive power outage occurred across the northeastern U.S. and throughout Ontario, Canada, affecting 50 million people.

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In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. The average desktop computer idles at 80 watts, while the average laptop idles at 20 watts. A Sony PlayStation 3 uses about 200 watts and nearly as much when idle. Idle power consumes more electricity than all the solar panels in America combined.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other!"

ANSWER: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, joining with feminist icon Gloria Steinem to chide young women supporting Bernie Sanders over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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