The Energy And Energy Consumption Essay

1942 Words Dec 11th, 2016 8 Pages
An airport is a great place to find lines of people that do nothing but have their heads glued to their phones while waiting for their flight. Sadly, I am of those mindless zombies, who sits at the tables with the provided charging ports with my phone in hand and my face staring blankly down at the screen. Often when I am in that position, I find myself scanning the environment to see people scramble in a rush to plug their phones in before it hit 0%. When I see people perform such actions, I often wonder, where does the electricity come from to charge those mindless media consumption devices? Here in Oregon, my home State which is known for constant rain, the electricity comes from a wide variety of resources such as coal and petroleum to nuclear energy. Renewable resources can be found as well--which includes water, the wind, and the sun--is a significant factor as well when it comes to Oregon’s energy consumption (Oregon.gov). In like manner, the power consumption in Oregon is quite incredible compared to other States in the U.S. Oregon is the 7th most energy efficient state in the nation, according to the 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). In essence, Oregon is relatively in a high position regarding energy efficiency. Despite that, Oregon is still below the rankings of other States. With the government 's doing what they can on sustaining energy usage in the United States, it may up to the American…

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