US Energy in One Very Cool Chart
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  • Andrew Allison

    This picture really is worth a thousand, or several, words. It’s worth noting that the transition from coal to natgas for generation is proceeding apace without Administration interference of taxpayer funds, and that alternative energy is a sideshow.

  • Pait

    It is notable that more than half of the energy produced is rejected. Whoever is concerned about the environment or about energy security should be pushing for conservation first. Alternative energy sources, green, brown, or nuclear, are not nearly as significant as avoiding waste.

  • ChuckFinley

    One interesting aspect of that picture is how little electric energy is used in transportation. One way to change that is by electrifying the rail lines in cities with air pollution issues so that the diesel electric locomotives are not running their diesel engines but drawing electric power from catenary lines. By running trains at night and off peak hours, railroad companies would be making use of some of that rejected electric power and would see a reduction in their fuel costs.

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