May 22, 2015
The push toward energy remains shaped by the political and environmental platform. The need for energy expansion is vial to sustainability. The research reveals as in social change we have come along way with along way to go.
“Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that Americans’ energy use climbed 1 percent year-over-year in 2014, but its carbon emissions hardly budged at all. In fact, they were down significantly for coal and petroleum-based power. While some of that decline is due to industry using less-than-clean natural gas, it’s also helped by big jumps in solar and wind energy, which respectively grew by 33 and 8 percent.
These eco-friendly sources still represent just a tiny piece of the puzzle at 2.2 percent of the US’ entire demand, so there’s no doubt that dirty power still dominates. Scientists are quick to add that green tech is running into roadblocks, as well — wind turbine deployments have slowed down in the past two years, and California’s drought shrank the use of hydroelectric power,” reports Endgaget in “Americans are using more energy, but green tech is softening the blow“.
There is a need for education and funding to support the innovations required to produce energy solutions for a cleaner, greener and sustainable America.