Posted by : admin | On : September 15, 2013

The modern household is highly dependent on energy. Computers, toasters, and cars all require energy to run. So with more than 300 million people living in the United States, how much energy is consumed each year? According to the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA,, 95.1 quadrillion Btu (British thermal units) of primary energy was consumed in the United States in 2012. That comes out to 312.8 million Btu per person. Less per person than a Canadian uses, but more than the average German or French person consumes.

Of course not all energy consumption in the United States is by households. In fact, total residential and commercial energy consumption is much smaller than industrial consumption, which is in turn, smaller than total transportation-related consumption. So where does the 95.1 quadrillion Btu the United States requires to operate come from?

A lot of it comes from petroleum. This is because transportation-related consumption is a very large slice of the energy-use pie and we depend on gasoline to fuel our cars. Petroleum provided 36 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States in 2012. Natural gas was the second largest energy source, providing 27 percent. Coal provided 18 percent, rounding out the fossil fuel sources, which in total accounted for more than 81 percent of the energy consumed in the United States.

Renewable energy sources accounted for approximately nine percent of total energy consumption. The largest renewable energy source was hydroelectric power. Currently, wind and solar energy sources comprise less than one-third of total renewable energy. Some companies such as Just Energy Texas have started utilizing this. However, wind and solar technology continues to improve and their contribution to total energy supply is projected to increase steadily in the coming decades. The EIA estimates that by 2040 solar and wind-generated electricity will be on par with hydropower, which is not projected to increase significantly.

Finally, nuclear power supplied approximately eight percent of the total energy consumed in the United States in 2012. However, it still provides nearly 20 percent of electricity consumed. No new nuclear power plants have been built in the United States since 1974 though, suggesting that the fraction of energy supplied by nuclear power will only decline in the future.

The United States was the second largest consumer of energy in the world in 2012, using slightly less than China. As mentioned previously, petroleum was the largest source of energy consumed in the United States. According to the EIA, 40 percent of that petroleum was imported, mostly from Canada and Saudi Arabia, 28 and 13 percent, respectively. In contrast with petroleum, only about six percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2012 was imported.



Posted by : admin | On : July 7, 2013

The sport or rowing can provide a superior workout, the chance to enjoy a wide range of scenic environments and the thrills that only head-to-head competition can offer. The high cost of quality equipment can be a very limiting factor, especially for athletes who are working with a more limited budget when making their purchases. Finding a better deal on equipment and machinery will allow you to train more effectively and enjoy superior results whenever you are out on the

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Posted by : admin | On : May 17, 2013

The sport of rowing is not as popular as it once was, but many are projecting an increase in its popularity in the coming years. Rowing is practiced throughout the nation, and competitions are fierce. Here are a few tips for preparing for rowing competitions.

Stretching is of the utmost importance. Over time, most rowers reduce how much they stretch before practicing and still avoid strains and other injuries. However, those who compete often experience

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Posted by : admin | On : March 26, 2013

Rowing is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy time outdoors. Many rowers count on the sport to keep them in optimal physical condition, but there are also some dangers that come along with rowing.
If you do not train properly before rowing, you can experience physical injury. One of the best ways to protect your delicate muscles is to make sure that you stretch before you begin a long rowing session. It is also a good idea

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Posted by : admin | On : August 2, 2012

Most people don’t know much about the sport or the equipment you need before you start rowing , all they know is what they have seen in the movies or on TV. Rowing is great sport or hobby to get involved with for both the mind and the body. Rowing will benefit many muscle groups of the body, meditate the mind, increase coordination, is a great low impact exercise and is an outdoor sport with lots of sunshine.

There are a couple

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Posted by : admin | On : July 29, 2012

While participating in a rowing adventure, one may be able to turn their hobby into a profitable event. Many individuals enjoy the benefits that rowing has to offer. Not only is it a relaxing activity, but it also provides hours of fun and entertainment. Rowing equipment may be a bit expensive to buy, but if treated properly, it can prove to last for a long time. If one does not have the funds necessary to

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Posted by : admin | On : July 27, 2012

There are many different ways to train for rowing and most can be done right in your home. Strength and endurance are the main things needed to be a rower. Cardiovascular exercises are one of the best exercises to do to help increase your endurance. A good rowing machine that allows you to add more weights is very helpful also.
The muscles in your legs are very important also. This is where jogging would be helpful. Doing sprints is another way to build up your leg muscles. Lifting weights or

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Posted by : admin | On : July 24, 2012

No matter how long you have rowed, there is always a way to improve your skills. Whether you have rowed for 20 years or a few months, here are some tips the experts use while out on the water:

Training Sessions – There are many training sessions out there that you can take advantage of. These training sessions will be taught by the professionals, and they can help you with various techniques and workouts to help increase your skills. By mixing these training sessions into your regular rowing sessions, you will find yourself becoming better by the day.

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Posted by : admin | On : July 20, 2012

Rowing technique might be extremely complex at a very competitive level; however, can be splitted down into seven fundamental, simple steps to pursue. By following these fundamental steps seriously the exercise can turn out to be much less intimidating.

1. Take a seat with legs extended, the top body part leaning backside at angle with arms dragged into the underside of the sternum.
2. In this situation, expand the arms straightforwardly away from the body. The legs ought to be parallel to arms.
3. Pivot onward from

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