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Alternative & Nuclear Energy Makes the Cut in Obama’s 2012 budget

Photo: the author sailing on Clinton Nuclear Generating Station's cooling lake, near Clinton, IL. Courtesy of Allie Weill.

Arguing that spending in alternative energy will create jobs and increase domestic security, the Obama administration’s 2012 budget calls for an increase in energy spending, stressing support of clean and alternative energy technology. Among continued research and development funding, the proposal sets aside $3.2 billion for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Nuclear energy is […]

US Electricity Consumption, Generation and Price: EIA

U.S. Electricity Consumption: EIA expects total U.S. consumption of electricity to fall slightly during 2011 and then grow by 2.6 percent in 2012 (U.S. Total Electricity Consumption Chart).  EIA estimates that retail sales of electricity to the residential sector rose by 6.1 percent in 2010 as a result of a relatively cold winter in the […]