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11 Ways Energy Helps You Beat The Summer Heat

Air conditioning. Need we say more?

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1. It's summertime, and that makes us as happy as this puppy who loves chilling out in front of the AC.

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2. But did you ever stop to think about all the energy it takes to power your sweet, sweet summer activities?

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3. For example, energy powers the airplane when you book a flight to someplace a little more temperate.

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4. It's energy that allows you to treat yo self to a little ice cream. Or, y'know, lots of ice cream.

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5. And your pool swan, Sweepstakes Jackson, you spend hot summer days lounging on? Manufacturers used plastics, which come from oil and natural gas, to make him.

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6. Energy also helps farmers grow fresh fruits and veggies for those casual salads at the brunch spot.

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7. The gasoline pumping through your car engine is what makes the wind whip through your hair when you stick your whole head out the car window like a dog.

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8. There's energy behind all the delicious foods that power county fairs, baseball games, and neighborhood block parties.

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9. Energy helps produce clean water so you can stay properly hydrated.

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10. Without reliable power, you can forget about throwing that summer BBQ/pool bash.

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11. Energy even goes into the cocktails that make you forget how hot it was in the first place.

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You probably didn't realize how many ways America's safe, reliable energy infrastructure helps keep you cool this summer and every summer!

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