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Electricity makes the world go round: Here is the lowdown

November 16, 2017

The world we live in would look a whole lot different without electricity. If humans had not found a way to harness and exploit its potential, everything from today’s cell phones and televisions to traffic lights and tablets wouldn’t exist.

Here, CNBC takes a look at electricity: what it actually is, why it’s so important, and how it impacts the environment.

The basics

Electricity can be described as “the flow of electrical power,” as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) puts it.

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