Nebraska Energy Use Up 25% Since 1987
Over the last ten years, Nebraska's energy consumption
has increased almost 25 percent. In 1997, Nebraskans consumed 613.0 trillion
British thermal units of energy compared to 492.5 trillion British thermal units
Think of Nebraska's 1997 energy consumption this way . . .
- 613.0 trillion British thermal units is enough energy to boil more than
one-tenth (65 billion gallons) of the water in Lake McConaughy (635 billion
Or . . .
- One British thermal unit of energy is equivalent to 252 calories or one
six-inch Subway turkey breast sandwich on Italian bread (254 calories). Now
multiply by 613 trillion. Placing 613 trillion sandwiches side-by-side and
end-to-end, they would cover almost 90 percent of the continental United
Nebraska Energy Statistics, 1960-1997, Nebraska Energy Office,