The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the percentage of greenhouse gas emissions that result from this energy use. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The first chart compares seven sectors for which energy is used in an ordinary family in Australia, while the second chart gives data about the corresponding proportion of greenhouse gas emissions produced by them. Overall, heating and cooling, water heating, and other appliances, in general, consumes a large percentage of energy consumption, and those are the key drivers of greenhouse gas emission as well.
In a regular Australian family, heating and cooling, water heating, and other appliances account for 20%, 23%, and 30% of the total energy usage, respectively. The remainder of the energy is primarily used for refrigeration at 12%, lighting at 11%, whereas the energy consumption of standby and cooking is similar, adding up to only 10% of the total.
Heating and cooling, accordingly, is also responsible for a relatively high proportion of the amount of greenhouse gas emitted, comprising 38% of the total. It is also noticeable that although other appliances constitute by far, the greatest proportion of energy consumed, only 16% of greenhouse gases sent out are attributable to it. Meanwhile, the percentage of water heating reaches up to a quarter overall. By contrast, refrigeration stands at 7% as much as lighting, almost a half compared to the proportions of them in energy used. Likewise, 4% of emissions are caused by cooking, and 3% of those are produced by stand by.
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