Conventional Energy Alternatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuclear Power, Bioenergy & Hydropower account for about 16% of US energy consumption

 

 

 

Nuclear Power

Bioenergy

Hydropower

 

 

New Renewable Energy Alternatives

 

 

 

"New" renewable energy resources

 

New renewables provide little of our energy

                             

 

The new renewables are growing fast

Since 2008, we added more energy from
renewables than from fossil fuels and
nuclear power

 

Use has expanded quickly because of:

Growing concerns over diminishing fossil fuel supplies
Environmental and health impacts of burning fossil fuels
Advances in technology make it easier and cheaper
Benefits of the new renewables include:
-Alleviating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
-They are inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuels
-They help diversify a country’s energy economy
-They create jobs, income, and taxes, especially in rural areas

 

 

New energy sources create jobs

 

Green-collar jobs = design, installation,
maintenance and management of
renewable energy technologies

 

Policy can accelerate our transition

 

 

Solar Energy

Wind Energy

Geothermal Energy

Tidal Power

Hydrogen

Energy Efficiency & Conservation