What are the Health Risks Associated with Fossil Fuel Power: How Much Do You Know?

INTRODUCTION In the United States, there are approximately 6,997 power plants with a capacity to generate at least one megawatt of electricity (United States Energy Information Agency [EIA], 2013). Each of these power plants may operate one or more electric power generators resulting in an estimated 19,023 individual generators (EIA, 2013). It is estimated that […]

The Future of Renewable Energy

The Future of Renewable Energy With regulatory and market forces chipping away at the profit margins for coal-fired and oil-fired power plants, will the next few decades usher in a surge in more cost competitive renewable energy projects throughout the United States?  Not likely.  The reason is that most renewable energy sources are also facing […]