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Renewable Energy Use Up, Overall Energy Down In 2011
2012-10-25 15:04:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Americans consumed less energy last year than the year before, that energy was--more than ever before--generated by renewable energy sources, according to a series of flow charts released by the federally funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The laboratory said that a shift to more energy efficient technologies in the transportation and residential sectors was behind the drop in energy consumption, from 98 quadrillion...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.