I've been reading Toby Hemenway's great book "The Permactulture City" and recently finished the chapter on energy.
He reports that an average american's personal energy use is 27,412 kWh a year, yet the total energy use in the US is 98,418 kWh a year per person.
The approximately 71,000 kWh difference is each person's share of industrial and agricultural energy use.
There is plenty of info as to how the 27,000 kWh personal energy use breaks down, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a source that shows a breakdown of how industry and agriculture use the other 71,000 kWH.
I'm trying to assess what exactly are the largest energy hogs in the whole system, and how I can make sure the products I buy and the food I purchase do not use them or at least reduces their use.