Many of you have asked where I get my boundless energy. I, however, was more interested in learning where the nation gets its energy — or more specifically the US energy use for electrical and and transportation.
- 40% Petroleum — what powers the American fleet of vehicles, including suburban tanks
- 23% Coal — many of America’s middle-class town depend on this stuff to make they they can afford material goods
- 22% Natural Gas — it’s not the same natural stuff you produce under the sheets when no one is looking
- 8% Nuclear — always an option
- 7% Renewable — things we can use again, as in infinite, or non-finite.
If you break out the renewable into even more detail, you learn that 3.3% is from Ethanol and Biomass, 2.9% Hydroeletric, .25% Geothermal, .3% Wind., and a minuscule .07% Solar. But we shouldn’t be surprised with such small numbers. Renewable energy is a terrible market — how can you make any money off an infinite supply? Or maybe, rather, there is no demand. I mean, when was the last time you saw oil prices surge! Clearly, there isn’t a demand for this stuff called “energy” unless it’s in a finite form.
Source: US Energy Information Administration via US News.