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Q: Local government energy consumption ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
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Subject: Local government energy consumption
Category: Science
Asked by: swimminguphill-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 21 May 2006 11:55 PDT
Expires: 20 Jun 2006 11:55 PDT
Question ID: 731033
What is the total "quads" of energy consumed by US state & local
governments per year?
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Subject: Re: Local government energy consumption
From: redfoxjumps-ga on 21 May 2006 17:36 PDT
 
Quad is how many Calories?
Subject: Re: Local government energy consumption
From: swimminguphill-ga on 21 May 2006 21:38 PDT
 
Well, a quad is a quadrillion BTUs.

So a quad, according to Google, is about 2.5  10^14 Calories (note
the big "C").  That's a lot of Twinkies... in fact, it seems to be
about  1.5 trillion Twinkies.  At $0.99 for two... well, you get the
idea.

All of the USA is reported to consume about 100 quads of energy per
year, and the federal government is reported to consume about 1 quad
per year (or, about 1.5 trillion Twinkies per year, depending on your
preferred unit of measure).

But I'm looking for a sum of state and local government consumption,
not federal consumption.

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