First some good news. The eia report Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022 by Katherine Antonio (3/27/2023) notes Last year, the U.S. electric power sector produced 4,090 million megawatthours (MWh) of electric power. In 2022, generation from renewable sources—wind, solar, hydro, biomass, …Read More »
How much nuclear power does California use?
From the eia article Nuclear power provided about 10% of California’s total electricity supply (9/19/2022) by Slade Johnson and Katherine Antonio: In 2021, three nuclear power plants supplied about 10% of California’s electricity. Diablo Canyon, located in San Luis Obispo County, is California’s last operating nuclear power plant, and it supplied …Read More »
Which electricity generation uses the least land?
The Our World in Data article How does the land use of different electricity sources compare? by Hannah Ritchie (6/16/2022) looks to answer this question. Here is what they consider: To capture the whole picture we compare these footprints based on life-cycle assessments. These cover the land use of the …Read More »
Who is going to use more electricity in the home?
The eia article Use of electricity in houses to grow more quickly in developing economies by Courtney Sourmehi (11/5/2021) is a good example of the difference between totals and per capita. Reference case, we project that residential buildings outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will consume more …Read More »
What electric power record did we set in July?
The eia article The United States set record for daily natural gas power burn in late July by David Manowitz (8/26/2020) explains: In the United States, natural gas consumed by electric power plants (power burn) set a daily record high of 47.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on Monday, July 27, …Read More »
How much utility-scale battery storage do we have?
The eia reports on battery storage capacity in their post Utility-scale battery storage capacity continues its upward tend in 2018 by Alex Mey, Vikram Linga, & Patricia Hutchins (8/10/2020). Their main chart is copied here. By the end of 2018, the United States had 125 operational battery storage systems, providing …Read More »