Not sure how you are going to react to this but when I saw the below image and realized what’s going on I was shocked. And not by electricity but by the fact how much of it is wasted on the way to our homes.
Take a look yourself at the illustration below produced by the National Academy of Sciences. It shows how out of every 100 units of electricity produced by a coal energy plant only 2 is used to light a table lamp that is illuminating your keyboard and that cup of tea. The rest of the 98% is lost at the power plant, transportation, and heat.
PG&E claims the main source of energy for Bay Area homes is nuclear and natural gas but how much are these plants more efficient than coal? Chime in if you know in the comments. Let’s just really hope the efficiency is exponentially higher.