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There is this report that explores the water usage in the Sydney area. Especially the statistical tables in the appendix might give you the answers that you are looking for. They categorise the different groups of people into bins depending on their water usage in kL per year. A couple of categories that fit your questions are: single person, single ...


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According to the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2014, China had 91.4 GW of installed wind capacity by the end of 2013, more than any other country in the world, of which 75.5 GW was in commercial operation. The USA had 61.6 GW of installed wind capacity. In terms of actual generation from wind, the USA was world leader in 2013, with 19.4 GW mean ...


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Excellent question, and I agree that much of the information is too focused on the commercial aspects. The best site I've found is http://www.builditsolar.com, which has extensive information on DIY solar thermal, along with a lot of project photos and links. The site organization may not be the best, but the content is outstanding.


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Summary No, the USA is nowhere near the top of the rankings for renewables as a proportion of supply, either on an all-energy supply (where it was 91st out of 141 countries in 2012) or an electricity-only basis (where it was 84th out of 141 countries in 2012). It's well below the global average in each case. Note that because of the sheer scale of its ...


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I can't find any focusing on USA data in a short search, but if you're looking for general use patters based on factors there are a number of data driven models available. They may be a good place to start looking- after all, they rely on data! Household water use behavior: An integrated model Classifying households for water demand forecasting using ...


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You might be able to use some of the data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_efficiency_in_transport — which includes figures for typical per-passenger efficiency, but not for freight. There are also over a hundred footnotes, which might get you to better numbers or approaches. Also I'd check to see if the IEA has done anything in this area: they ...


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Are you talking in terms of use and disposal per person, or life cycle of metal? The difference being are you interested in how much metal a person consumes and disposes of? Or how much metal gets to land fill and averaging that out over the population? Not all metal disposed of will make it to land fill. I suspect you're question is the first (disposal ...


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