The geothermal industry of the United States which consists of thermal energy and electric generation became a $1.5 billion a year business. They have even made it possible to receive energy from the cold Alaskan air.
During the offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico during April 2010, a fire accompanied by an explosion transpire. The chain of events left 11 crew members dead. There was a hold placed on deepwater drilling after oil leaked into the ocean for months.