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Animated Guide to US Energy Use

How much do you know about the energy system in the U.S. (or any country, for that matter)? How much energy does it take to power an entire country, where does it all come from, and who’s using it all?

It’s an incredibly complex system, and teasing out just enough information to be informed, without feeling as if we need to go get a graduate degree in order to understand it, can be tough. But The Atlantic’s series The User’s Guide to Energy goes a long way toward helping us get a grasp on how energy works in America.

Here’s a quick walk-through covering the key energy sources we rely on, from fossil fuels to renewables:

Check out more from The User’s Guide to Energy, at The Atlantic.

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