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US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

February 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation's nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2018. 

American Consumers Spending Less Than Ever On Energy

February 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report has revealed that American consumers spent less than 4% of their total annual household spending on energy in 2016 -- heating, transport, and electricity -- the smallest share ever recorded by the US Government.

EVs Will Save The World (With Help From Energy Efficiency & Renewables)

November 28th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

gasoline is still more expensive than electricity for transportation, but is electricity produced from coal and natural gas cheaper than that from renewables? Price of fossil fuels (oil (2) and natural gas(3)) in the U.S. are at 14 year lows. The amount of electricity generated using coal in the U.S. is at its lowest level since 1970 (4) and last year, natural gas surpassed coal as the top U.S. fuel used to produce electricity

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