University of Colorado students participated in the solar decathlon and were able to build a solar home which won them 1st prize
Texas produced over 1/4 of the United States' gas.
The Energy Policy Act promoted implementation of clean coal technologies and was passed by congress in 2005.
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.
5% of the energy used in the US was provided by wind
1.3 million cubic meters of fly ash was released when the wall of containment at the fossil plant in Kingston Tenessee gave away. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/jun/29/tva-coal-ash-spill-cleanup-east-tennessee-complete/112074/
A bio-fuels market development program was put into place as well as policies to effectively improve the sustainability of biofuels.
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.
Both a high magnitude quake and a tsunami struck Japan which lead to a loss in power and other disasters. Soon after, the nuclear crisis scale reached the highest level possible.
The amount of electricity that the United States is increasing and is between 6% and 10%