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Q: Local government energy consumption ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
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?
There is no answer at this time.

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

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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