How much Oil the USA uses in a Day [Visuals]

Since President Trump withdrew the USA from the Paris Agreement, we thought it would be a good time to look at just how much petrol the USA uses when compared with other large economies.

It may not surprise you that the USA ‘leads’ the world in terms of petrol usage. But it may surprise you when you see just how much petrol they use when compared with other major economies.

The USA uses 19,396,000 barrels of petrol per day. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building almost 3 times over.

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How deep do we need to go for Oil [Infographic]

Over the years, companies have had to go further and further into the earth in order to find Earth’s remaining oil and today we are deeper than ever.

In this piece, we’ll be looking at the Z-44 Chayvo Well, the deepest on the planet, and show you comparisons so you can see clearly just how amazing this feat is. It also shows you the depth of this well in comparison to the earth’s core. How close does this drill actually get? And finally, outlines just how much it costs to pull off the deepest ever oil extraction.

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The Changing Face of UK Energy [Infographic]

The key message to take from this infographic could well be the rise of renewable energy in the UK energy market, as the push by successive governments for green energy has led to a vast increase in the number of renewable energy sources being utilised.

Another key issue is how this energy is being used, so for this we have looked at which sectors use the most energy. Perhaps unsurprisingly it is the transport sector that uses the most energy (38%), followed by domestic usage at 27%.

This, of course, takes quite a macro look at the UK energy market. To make it more obviously relevant to the individual, the piece finally covers where the money you pay annually for energy is actually going and compares home energy usage in the UK with the US. Unsurprisingly heating accounts for about twice as much domestic energy usage in the UK.

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Carbon Neutral, Biofuels + Effects [Videos]

Biofuels are combustible fuels created from biomass.

“Firewood is the oldest bio-fuel mankind has used, now we have biogas, gasohol and many more. Carbon dioxide is produced when these burn, but as long as the trees and plants are allowed to re-grow, burning them simply helps carbon on its way round its natural cycle.

What is biogas? If we collect the faeces from humans and farm animals and place them in a ‘digester’ we can mimic what happens in a cow’s intestine, and we get biogas. There are many such digesters in use all round the world, where the gas is used for cooking and lighting and the remains are a rich fertiliser. Biogas digesters are used in most sewage works where the methane is burnt to generate electricity.

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Green Documentaries: The Human Scale

https://vimeo.com/67638874

Duration: 77 mins • Genre: Documentary • Format: HD • Language: English or Danish • Country: Denmark • Release: November 2012

The human scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.

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