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Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic

Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Ever wondered about energy consumption during the heat of the summer season? 

The longer warmer days are when many prople take vacations, enjoy the outdoors and find creative ways to beat the heat. SaveOnEnergy.com took a closer look at how energy use stacks up in the hottest months of the year compared with every other season.

The data reveals some surprising insights about renewable energy use, fossil fuel consumption, and where (and when) the most energy is consumed in the U.S...


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Global Gouging: A Survey of Fuel Prices Around the World

Global Gouging: A Survey of Fuel Prices Around the World | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

In spite of increasing domestic oil production, four-dollar-per-gallon gasoline remains an on-again/off-again reality in the United States.


That’s because oil and gas are global commodities, and the U.S. market isn’t as insular as we might like. The prices we pay, however, still stand out as cheap. Most of our global neighbors see fuel prices at the pump so high that even the most bumptious Texas oilman would blush. We’ve assembled the costs of a gallon of the most popular juice in every country we could—be it leaded crud in Ghana, sugar-derived ethanol in Brazil, or near avgas in Bahrain—based on the most recent data available...

 

Check out some of the pricing highs and lows on the dimensional map of fuel prices around the world.


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PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, January 5, 2013 7:51 PM

This is kind an infomap. Notice how fuel prices are indicated for each country. I will continue  searching for examples of maps that communicate.

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How Much Is the Internet's Electric Bill? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Much Is the Internet's Electric Bill? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The data centers that keep the Internet running require an incredible amount of electricity every year ... and they waste most of it.


While surfing the web, you’re probably more concerned with the charge left on your laptop’s battery. But how much power does it require to keep the Internet itself running?

Powering worldwide data centers for major web companies like Google and Amazon is a huge undertaking. Between the servers and their cooling systems, 'data barns' consume 30 billion watts annually, about 1.5% of global electricity. And at the rate the Internet is growing and adding users, expect that to rise significantly in the next several years.


Are these centers being run efficiently? What toll does it take on the environment just to make sure your Facebook status (and a billion other Facebook users’) reaches the masses?

Learn more in this infographic via Mashable...


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Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

America consumes a lot of energy. Counties play a large role in this overall consumption — and many of them contain large cities like Los Angeles and Chicago.

Deron Lovaas, the federal transportation policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, posted a map charting oil consumption by county on the NRDC staff blog Thursday.

The map is the product of a joint research effort of the NRDC, the Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters to identify the most oil dependent locations across the United States.


As shown in the map (and accompanying list of national averages), oil consumption is geographically uneven and highly concentrated. Lovaas notes that "just 108 counties out of the nation's 3,144, or about 3.5 percent of the total consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil." Not surprisingly, Los Angeles county had the most annual oil consumption, at nearly 1.9 billion gallons in 2010. Harris county, Texas, follows with 1.7 billion gallons, and Cook county, Illinois, takes third with 1.6 billion.


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Greendex: Survey of Sustainable Consumption | National Geographic

Greendex: Survey of Sustainable Consumption | National Geographic | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

You've heard about it for years—everyone’s interested in green. Do you know how your personal choices add up- or the choices of fellow citizens? What behaviors are people adopting globally with a positive impact on environmental sustainability? What's changed- or not- in recent years?

 

This is the fourth year National Geographic has partnered with GlobeScan to develop an international research approach to measure and monitor consumer progress toward environmentally sustainable consumption. The key objectives of this unique consumer tracking survey are to provide regular quantitative measures of consumer behavior and to promote sustainable consumption...


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Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to show how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.


Food waste and food security are serious problems, but there are current solutions and ways you can help. Read on to learn more, and stay tuned for our next blog post, which will delve deeper into some of the points made by Lappe and Nierenberg in the Wall Street Journal piece.


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Creativity Angel's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 AM
Insects are the solution, more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day.
Creativity Angel's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:31 AM

Insects are the solution. Western people has to use to know that more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day and they are the most effective food.

Mercor's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:45 AM

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Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic]

Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic] | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
This Infographic displays oil consumptions and gross domestic product, by year and country.

It summarizes and offers a comparison of annual oil consumption and gross domestic product per capita (in dollars) for USA, China, France, Gernany, India, Japan and Russia...


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Electric Car's comment, February 26, 2013 4:17 AM
No problem :)
Clara Dunphy's curator insight, January 30, 2:44 PM

China is still main consumer of oil

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 4:55 AM

Excellent spot by Clara. Oil provides a great link for us between the Econ1 and Econ2 parts of the course

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Green and Healthy Buildings: monitoring consumption & ecology in the built environment

Green and Healthy Buildings: monitoring consumption & ecology in the built environment | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, buildings account for approximately 40 percent of worldwide energy use and are responsible for 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. They also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of those who inhabit them each day.

The mass of information about what makes a building green tends to concentrate on new and innovative designs that create beautiful photo spreads. While such examples are inspiring, they make up a very small percentage of all buildings in operation.

Green Buildings Alive is an environmental initiative aimed at collecting and sharing data on existing buildings between 10 and 60 years old. The data is collected from office towers in Australian Central Business Districts (CBDs) and shared on a public website.


For more on this innovative, environmental initiative that provides interactive visualizations of building-performance data to help understand the complexities and relationships among sustainability, health, and energy, read the complete article


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Individual Actions Just Don't Add Up to Environmental Change

Individual Actions Just Don't Add Up to Environmental Change | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"The bottom line is that green shopping, even when practiced by millions of people, just doesn’t add up to enough to affect the system. Sociologists call this the behavior-impact gap.."

 

Excellent contribution by Annie Leonard ("The Sory of Stuff") to an interesting NY Times debate on sustainability, green consumption and system change.


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