Interactive Infographic: What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost? Interactive Infographic: What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost?
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Interactive Infographic: What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost?

by D L

August 5, 2011
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In the U.S., only about 8 percent of all energy use comes from renewable sources. Petroleum is currently our largest consumed source of energy (37 percent), with natural gas (25 percent), coal (21 percent), nuclear power (9 percent) and renewables following behind.

However, renewable energy consumption is rising steadily, with the largest increases in biofuels, hydroelectric power, and wind. Currently, the cost of generating electricity with coal  and natural gas is still cheaper by kWh, but new technology and interest in renewable resources is helping alternative energies become more cost-competitive.

Check out this infographic for a look at which of these renewable sources are used most widely in America and at what cost.

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Interactive Infographic: What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost?