It used to be that there were only a few energy sources available to residents of the United States. This, however, has drastically changed over the last several decades. Every two years the US Energy Information Administration issues 10-year projections regarding how much conventional, solar, and wind energy will be present across the United States. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is the official source for energy statistics however they don’t seem to ever be on point. Could it be that the EIA doesn’t see that we are at a turning point when it comes to the damage we are willing to place on the planet to provide ourselves power?
Today more than ever before people are paying attention to their actions that cause adverse effects on the environment. One of the actions that humans have been taking for decades now that has had a detrimental toll on the environment is how we power our homes and businesses. This, however, is starting to change as more people and business entities are turning to renewable energy sources that have little to no adverse effect on the environment such as wind and solar energy.
This trend has grown at a significant rate. So much in fact that from 2006 to 2016 the actual increase in wind and solar energy was over four thousand times higher than the predictions by the Energy Information Administration.
Every year it seems something new is being invented to help us power our lives without doing harm to the planet. This year Elon Musk announced that his company Tesla would be releasing solar powered roof panels. The days of huge bulky solar panels are a thing of the past that is just how fast the sector is growing. Today you can purchase shingles for your roof that will not only protect your roof but will also provide enough power for your entire home and family! Times are changing and renewable energy sources are here to stay!