23 Aug '11, 9am

Renewable Energy Usage Surpasses Nuclear

Renewable Energy Usage Surpasses Nuclear

There are a ton of energy sources. Some are renewable, some not so renewable. On the renewable front, we have a bit of good news and a bit of not so good news. Good news, for the first time, renewable energy usage surpasses nuclear energy . The not so good news is that renewable electricity still has a way to go. Let’s cover the good news first. According to the the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), over the past eight years, renewable energy has slowly inched up to be nearly on par with nuclear energy consumption. Usage of any type of energy will vary throughout the year due to seasonal factors. For nuclear power generation, generation dips during spring and fall when nuclear power plants are halted to refuel. One example with renewable energy is hydropower production. Output for energy in this case is due to the annual cycle of water availability. For a short...

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