Energy Use in the U.S.

Events

Wood for Fuel

Approx. 1700 - 1709

Wood was mainly used in the 1700's as a way for fuel.

Coal for Fuel

Approx. 1800 - 1809

Coal was mainly used in the 1800's and was more portable than other fuel resources such as wood.

Natural Gas and Oil Usage

Approx. 1900 - 1909

Natural Gas and Oil was starting to get popular as a power source/fuel in the 1900's.

Nuclear Power Usage

1950 - 1959

Nuclear Power was starting to gain popularity, especially in the 1970's. Accidents began to occur dealing with Nuclear power/energy, and soon started to decline is popularity.

Renewable Energy Usuage

1995

"Since 1995 the amount of energy produced by renewable sources has increased by 15.9%." ~ https://geology.com/articles/history-of-energy-use/

8.20% Energy Supply in 2009 in the U.S.

2009

Total renewable energy in 2009 was 8.20% supply.

U.S. Energy Use in 2016

August 24, 2016

"According to data released on Aug. 24 by the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), renewable energy in the U.S. through the first half of 2016, including hydro-electric power, biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar (including distributed solar), provided 16.9 percent of electricity generation."

~ http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2016/08/renewable-energy-was-16-9-percent-of-u-s-electric-generation-in-the-first-half-of-2016.html

National Biodiesel Conference and Expo

January 16, 2017

This was a conference to have all industry worker together to spread ideas and discuss the future of energy/power usage.

Energy Usage in the U.S. In 2017 (First Quarter)

May 2017

"The new report publishes figures for the quarter just passed and revealed that renewable energy sources accounted for 19.35% of net US electrical generation during the first quarter of this year. Conventional hydropower accounted for 8.67% of all US electricity generation, followed by wind power with 7.10%. Biomass (1.64%), solar (1.47%), and geothermal (0.47%) also did their part."

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/31/us-renewable-energy-provides-19-35-us-electricity-first-quarter/

Plug in Hybrid Car

2018

"Plug-in hybrids or PHEVS are similar to gas-electric hybrids but have larger batteries that can propel the car limited distances on electricity alone, thus generating zero emissions. The batteries can then be recharged by being plugged into an electric power source."

http://fortune.com/2013/11/01/10-alternatives-to-the-gasoline-powered-engine/