The Nation's Grid Is Already Energy Independent
When debating national energy policy, it is important to understand that the nation's grid is already energy independent. Adding more power plants of any type -- wind, solar, coal or nuclear -- will not change that fact. Yet, it appears lobbying groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) want national policymakers to think otherwise.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), only a small percentage of the nation's electricity is produced using petroleum products. The rest is produced using domestic fuel sources. EIA's reports suggest that the nation's power grid has been essentially energy independent for more than a decade....651 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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