   Chapter 9, Problem 5E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

How much energy does the United States consume each year?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The amount of energy consumed by the United States each year is to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Energy is the capacity to do work. The SI unit of energy is joule. According to the law of conservation of energy, energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be converted from one form to another.

A quad is a very large unit of energy which is used to represent the quantity of energy consumed by the world or nations.

Explanation

The energy which is consumed by the world per annum in a current manner is 588 quads. The energy which is consumed by the United States per annum is 95 quads

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