Tag Archive | "Coal"
The question of subsidies for renewable energy production technologies versus other competing generation technologies is a constant theme. Recently, I found a source that sheds new light on that issue. “The Institute for Energy Research decided to calculate the federal subsidies and support per unit of electricity production from the information provided in Energy Information [...]
According to The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (1), “Solar markets are booming in the United States due to strong consumer demand and financial incentives from the federal government, states and utilities. Over 124,000 new solar heating, cooling, and solar electric installations were completed in 2010, an increase of 22% compared to the number of systems [...]
The pie chart shows the amount of annual energy consumed in the United States during 2009 from petroleum, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources. Petroleum is used for transportation and manufacturing. Furnaces, dryers, transportation, fertilizers, hydrogen production and electric power generation consume natural gas. Coal is used to generate electricity and is utilized by [...]