Saturday, December 5, 2009

US Energy Use Drops In 2008

Americans used more solar, nuclear, biomass and wind energy in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The nation used less coal and petroleum during the same time frame and only slightly increased its natural gas consumption. Geothermal energy use remained the same.

I saw this and thought it would be good to share. Even though the US needs to make more steps in lowering energy use it is good to know that as a country we did improve our energy usage. Hopefully we lowered it even more this year.

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