Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nice graphic showing "what is" in terms of electricity generation as opposed to "what should be".

Just a reminder of "what is" in terms of electricity generation in the US (a positive statement), as opposed to "what should be" (a normative statement).  The graphic is from The Wall Street Journal.

"What is" is electricity from fossil fuels totaling 67%, nuclear 19% and all other classes of renewables 13%.

Efficient and effective policies to minimize the first and maximize the third are certainly welcome and needed.

Electricity produced from coal looms large and short of a miraculous technological advancement it will continue to be the dominant source for our immense electricity needs.

It is what keeps the lights on....

Source: The Wall Street Journal
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