The World Of Energy Is Getting Diversified
The four biggest sources of electrical power generation in the United States are coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydro. But very quietly a very big change is taking place.
Wind generation accounted for 4% of all the electricity in the U.S. in 2013. No numbers yet for last year but given the technological improvements in wind turbines it is reasonable to expect that number to be even higher for last year. We know for example that wind turbines accounted for 10% of the electricity generated in Texas last year, reaching a peak in November at one point of 38%.