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Energy Consumption Estimated Energy per Capita, 1960-2001

Energy Consumption Estimated Energy per Capita, 1960-2001

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Energy Consumption Estimated Energy per Capita, 1960-2001
Abstract:
This data set portrays per capita energy consumption estimates for each of the fifty individual States, for the District of Columbia, and in aggregate for the United States, for the years 1960 to 2001. The estimates are given in British Thermal Units (Btu). Included are estimates for four energy-consuming sectors, which include residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Also included is an estimate of total energy consumption that combines the four energy-consuming sectors. This is a replacement for the September 2004 data set.

The residential sector consists of living quarters for private households. Common uses of energy associated with this sector include space heating, water heating, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and running a variety of other appliances. The residential sector excludes institutional living quarters.

The commercial sector consists of service-providing facilities and equipment for businesses; Federal, State, and local governments; and other private and public organizations, such as religious, social, or fraternal groups. The commercial sector includes institutional living quarters. It also includes sewage treatment facilities. Common uses of energy associated with this sector include space heating, water heating, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and running a wide variety of other equipment. It also includes generators that produce electricity and/or useful thermal output primarily to support the activities of the above-mentioned commercial establishments.

The industrial sector consists of all facilities and equipment used for producing, processing, or assembling goods. The industrial sector encompasses the following types of activity: manufacturing; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; mining, including oil and gas extraction; natural gas distribution; and construction. Overall energy use in this sector is largely for process heat and cooling and powering machinery, with lesser amounts used for facility heating, air conditioning, and lighting. Fossil fuels are also used as raw material inputs to manufactured products. This sector includes generators that produce electricity and/or useful thermal output primarily to support the above- mentioned industrial activities.

The transportation sector consists of all vehicles whose primary purpose is transporting people and/or goods from one physical location to another. Included are automobiles; trucks; buses; motorcycles; trains, subways, and other rail vehicles; aircraft; and ships, barges, and other waterborne vehicles.

Supplemental_Information:
The Energy Consumption data set consists of five database files that are distributed together. The five files are:
etetpbt   Energy Consumption  Total Estimated Energy per Capita
eterpbt   Energy Consumption  Residential Energy Per Capita
etecpbt   Energy Consumption - Commercial Energy Per Capita
eteipbt   Energy Consumption  Industrial Energy Per Capita
eteapbt   Energy Consumption - Transportation Energy Per Capita
To create the maps in the National Atlas Map Maker, <http://nationalatlas.gov/natlas/Natlasstart.asp>, the database files can be joined to the State boundaries available from the National Atlas raw data download page, <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>.

The data originally came from the Energy Information Administration's State Energy Data 2001 Consumption tables at: <http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/_use_multistate.html#tech_notes>. The date on the posted files was December 16, 2004. For additional information on Energy Information Administration definitions and statistics, see their Web page at: <http://eia.doe.gov/>.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    National Atlas of the United States, 200506, Energy Consumption Estimated Energy per Capita, 1960-2001: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 1960
    Ending_Date: 2001
    Currentness_Reference: Ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
      U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (FIPS 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Estimated energy consumption per capita, 1960-2001
    The file of total consumption per capita energy consumption contains estimates for all energy-consuming sectors, which include residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation.

    The file of residential consumption per capita energy consumption contains estimates for the residential sector, which includes living quarters for private households. Common uses of energy associated with this sector include space heating, water heating, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and running a variety of other appliances.

    The file of commercial consumption per capita energy consumption contains estimates for the commercial sector, which includes service- providing facilities and equipment for businesses; Federal, State, and local governments; and other private and public organizations, such as religious, social, or fraternal groups. The commercial sector includes institutional living quarters, sewage treatment facilities, and generators that produce electricity and/or useful thermal output primarily to support the activities of the above-mentioned commercial establishments.

    The file of industrial consumption per capita energy consumption contains estimates for the industrial sector, which includes all facilities and equipment used for producing, processing, or assembling goods. The industrial sector encompasses the following types of activity: manufacturing; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; mining, including oil and gas extraction; natural gas distribution; and construction.

    The file of transportation consumption per capita energy contains consumption estimates for the transportation sector, which includes all vehicles whose primary purpose is transporting people and/or goods from one physical location to another. Included are automobiles; trucks; buses; motorcycles; trains, subways, and other rail vehicles; aircraft; and ships, barges, and other waterborne vehicles.

    The data are given for each State, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole, and are for the years 1960 to 2001. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    St
    The 2-character FIPS code of the State or State equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    USThe United States

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS 5-2.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    State_fips
    The 2-digit FIPS code of the State or State equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    <blank>The United States

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS 5-2.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    State
    The name of the State or State equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    <blank>The United States

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS 5-2.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Msn
    The State Energy Data 2001 (SEDS) identifying code. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    (see below)The is the State Energy Data 2001 (SEDS) identifying code for the energy estimate, as follows:
    TETPB  estimated energy consumption per capita represented in
           British Thermal Units (Btu)
    TERPB  residential sector estimated energy consumption per capita
           represented in British Thermal Units (Btu)
    TECPB  commercial sector estimated energy consumption per capita
           represented in British Thermal Units (Btu)
    TEIPB  industrial sector estimated energy consumption per capita
           represented in British Thermal Units (Btu)
    TEAPB  transportation sector estimated energy consumption per
           capita represented in British Thermal Units (Btu)
    

    Zxxx
    For the sector, the estimated energy consumed per person for the year ending in xxx (1960 to 2001). The values are in millions and are given in British Thermal Units (Btu), which is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of liquid water 1 degree Fahrenheit at the temperature at which water has its greatest density (approximately 39 degrees Fahrenheit). (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:6.163379103
    Maximum:1188.55885


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • National Atlas of the United States

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Gita Urban-Mathieux
    National Atlas of the United States
    12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, VA 20192

    703-648-5175 (voice)
    atlasmail@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    Energy Consumption (source 1 of 1)
    Energy Information Administrati, U.S. Department of Energy, 20041216, State Energy Data 2001: Consumption Estimates: Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Mar-2005 (process 1 of 1)
    The file containing State Energy Data 2001: Consumption Estimates, use_all_btu.csv, and the file use_all_phy.csv were downloaded from the Energy Information Administration web site.

    To create the database of total per capita estimated energy consumption, the fields containing estimated energy consumption per capita were extracted from use_all_btu.csv and saved to a dBASE IV file. Fields for the State FIPS code and the State name were added.

    To create the other four database files, both files were loaded into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

    For residential per capita estimated energy consumption, the fields containing residential sector total energy consumed (TERCB) data were extracted from use_all_btu.csv. From use_all_phy.csv the fields containing resident population for each State (TPOPP) were extracted. Residential energy consumption per capita was calculated by dividing TPOPP into TERCB. The resulting Excel spreadsheet was saved as a comma- delimited file, loaded into ArcView, and saved as a dBASE IV file. Fields for the State FIPS code and the State name were added.

    For commercial per capita estimated energy consumption, the fields containing commercial sector total energy consumed (TECCB) data were extracted from use_all_btu.csv. From use_all_phy.csv the fields containing resident population for each State (TPOPP) were extracted. Commercial energy consumption per capita was calculated by dividing TPOPP into TECCB. The resulting Excel spreadsheet was saved as a comma- delimited file, loaded into ArcView, and saved as a dBASE IV file. Fields for the State FIPS code and the State name were added.

    For industrial per capita estimated energy consumption, the fields containing industrial sector total energy consumed (TEICB) data were extracted from use_all_btu.csv. From use_all_phy.csv the fields containing resident population for each State (TPOPP) were extracted. Industrial energy consumption per capita was calculated by dividing TPOPP into TEICB. The resulting Excel spreadsheet was saved as a comma- delimited file, loaded into ArcView, and saved as a dBASE IV file. Fields for the State FIPS code and the State name were added.

    For transportation per capita estimated energy consumption, the fields containing transportation sector total energy consumed (TEACB) data were extracted from use_all_btu.csv. From use_all_phy.csv the fields containing resident population for each State (TPOPP) were extracted. Transportation energy consumption per capita was calculated by dividing TPOPP into TEACB. The resulting Excel spreadsheet was saved as a comma- delimited file, loaded into ArcView, and saved as a dBASE IV file. Fields for the State FIPS code and the State name were added.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • Energy Consumption

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    This data set includes estimates of per capita energy consumption for each of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, and in aggregate for the United States, from 1960 to 2001.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    No checks for logical consistency were performed on this data set.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the Energy Information Administration and (or) the National Atlas of the United States would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    507 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192

    1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747) (voice)

    Contact_Instructions:
    In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://geography.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>.

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 02-Mar-2005
Metadata author:
Peg Rawson
National Atlas of the United States
561 National Center
Reston, VA 20192

703-648-4183 (voice)
atlasmail@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)



 


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