Take Your Energy-Themed Trivia Night by Storm

April 16, 2017   By The SOE Team

Take Your Energy-Themed Trivia Night by Storm

No matter whether you live in a college town, a coastal city or a bustling metropolis, there’s a chance you have a weekly trivia night near you. Since its National Trivia Day, we wanted to showcase a tidbit of our knowledge and give you the upper hand the next time you’re at your neighborhood bar. Check out the following energy facts we have curated over the past year and become an energy specialist.

Did you know…

  • A single wind turbine can produce enough electricity to power up to 300 homes.
  • Nuclear energy generated just under 800 billion kWh of electricity in 2015.
  • Diesel engines are 30 to 35 percent more efficient than similar gasoline engines.
  • Households, on average, lose around 20 percent of heated or cooled air through duct work.
  • Electricity travels at more than 186,000 miles per second.
  • Fossil fuels supply 80 percent of the planet’s energy demand.
  • In 2014, Hawaii imported 91 percent of the energy it consumed.
  • Incandescent light bulbs waste around 80 percent of energy consumed to heat.
  • Low-flow shower heads can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower.
  • Texas generates the most wind energy in the United States, with more than 17,000 MW of capacity.
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There is much knowledge to absorb when it comes to energy. While it’s practically impossible to know everything about renewable energy generation or electricity consumption in a particular state, you can always stay up to date on SaveOnEnergy.com®’s #EnergyFacts on social media. Simply search the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook to see any energy-related facts (or tips) we have previously posted.