Why does America use so much energy?

Why does America use so much more energy per unit of GDP output compared to Europe and Japan? Why does Europe have a much larger renewable energy sector then America? Why is Europe implementing a hydrogen storage sector as a renewable energy energy carrier(storage)? Why is the USA willing to spend over 5 trillion yearly on the fossil fuel regime(cost of fuels, trade deficits, spending on oil wars, healthcare problems, environmental problems,etc)? It seems this is going to break America and is the main catalyst behind the economic crisis although not mentioned by the media.

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  • David
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Hi

    "Why does America use so much more energy per unit of GDP output compared to Europe and Japan?"

    Because fuel is very cheap especily petrol.

    "Why does Europe have a much larger renewable energy sector then America? "

    See above

    "Why is Europe implementing a hydrogen storage sector as a renewable energy energy carrier(storage)?"

    The definition of renewable in europe includes hydrogen which is a sub renewable.(Along with wood burning, bio digesters and waste burning)

    True renewable s are wind, wave, tides, hydro and solar. This is because under the science of the 2 laws of thermodynamics the only two sources of outside inputs are the sun and the moons gravity. The moons gravity which power the tides, waves. Solor powers the weather including evaporation/rain for hydro, the weather for wind and sun radiation for solar.

    "Why is the USA willing to spend over 5 trillion yearly on the fossil fuel regime(cost of fuels, trade deficits, spending on oil wars, healthcare problems, environmental problems,etc)?"

    Politics. The large company's that have a vested interest in oil and coal have more lobbyists than representatives in the 2 USA houses of Government. Also the fear of political unrest.

    "It seems this is going to break America and is the main catalyst behind the economic crisis although not mentioned by the media."

    The media only speak with and receive information from those at the top.

    Look at the work of Bob Hopkins and the transition movement or watch Bob on TEDs.

    Source(s): Transition towns and positive money supporter.
  • 3 years ago

    North the us (US and Canada) are most effective quite behind Western Europe within the complete amount of electricity generated by way of nuclear. Of course we use so much electricity a so much smaller percentage of complete electricity iteration comes from nuclear. As recounted through so many others right here, even as nuclear has the potential of not producing CO2 or other air borne pollutants, nuclear energy plants create highly radioactive spent gasoline. This might be radioactive for tens of hundreds of years and we do not know what to do with it. Correct now it sits in temporary swimming pools at the reactor. The plan is to bury the USA waste in a salt mine in Nevada, despite the fact that the persons in Nevada do not like that thought very a lot. Three Mile Island and Chernobyl also carry the spector of accidental radiation liberate because of accident or terrorist assault, even though subsequent new release crops promise to be much safer. Maybe the best hope is the subsequent generation of better efficiency sunlight power iteration that can lead us to tremendously allotted vigour generation - a solar panel on each condominium.

  • David
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    320 million people. 50 states, each with a particular set of laws, requirements, populations, and a host of other variables. federal law supersedes all state laws. that doesn,t mean that individual congressmen and senators don,t have a lot of clout in their respective houses in washington. states rights is a controversial issue in the u.s. we fought a civil war over states rights concerning slavery in 1861-1865. for example: state laws that are welcome in new york state are not always welcome in arizona, or utah. our current most "european" prez only got 51% of the popular vote in 2012. he is much more popular on the eastern seaboard than in the west and south. i,m not slamming euro politics. i,m saying it doesn,t always work in the u.s.

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