Many of the links in other
sections also pertain to this topic. In fact, it is difficult to find
a science topic that doesn't affect society in some way. The links below
connect you to several sites that I think are particularly useful when
exploring this topic.
This site has a wealth
of data about US energy consumption. When you get to the main
page, you will link to what looks like reports. Click on the "html" link
by each report to see it. Example: US
Highway miles travelled.